By Rick Nathanson, Albuquerque Journal
Jan. 15, 2020
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico, which ranks 50th in overall child well-being, showed some improvement, according to the Kids Count Data Book for 2019, which uses data from 2016, 2017 and 2018 – the most recent numbers available.
The data book shows improvement in the state’s rate of child poverty, teen births, child health insurance and preschool attendance, as well as funding increases for child care assistance, pre-K, home visiting, K-12 and Medicaid.
But there was also backsliding in some categories.
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