by Rick Nathanson, Albuquerque Journal
June 21, 2021

New Mexico’s national child well-being ranking improved from 50th last year to 49th this year, displaced by Mississippi, and following Louisiana, according to the 2021 Kids Count Data Book.

The book also tracked improvements in the state’s national rankings in economic well-being and health.

Compiled annually by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the 2021 book, released Monday, primarily used statistics from 2019, the most recent year available. Consequently it does not reflect changes or trends that may be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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