When it comes to services for underprivileged children, Georgia is among the states that ranks the worst.
According to a recent WalletHub study, Georgia has a spot on the list of the 15 states with the most underprivileged children. In the recently released report, WalletHub says, “The U.S., in fact, has the seventh highest rate of child poverty — over 29 percent — among economically developed countries. And by the end of the day, more than 1,800 cases of child abuse or neglect will have been confirmed, according to the Children’s Defense Fund.”
The study was released in August as part of Child Support Awareness Month. The analysis considered millions of children across 50 states and D.C. with 21 measures of ‘neediness.’ The data set ranges from share of children in households with below-poverty income to child food-insecurity rate to share of maltreated children.
Georgia’s overall ranking was No. 13 for Most Underprivileged Children. New Hampshire scored the best while Mississippi scored the worst.
Welfare of Children in Georgia (1=Most; 25=Avg.):
* 8th – % of Children in Households with Below-Poverty Income
* 20th – % of Maltreated Children
* 9th – Child Food-Insecurity Rate
* 9th – % of Uninsured Children
* 5th – Infant Mortality Rate
* 10th – % of Children in Single-Parent Families
|Overall Rank*||State||Total Score||‘Socio-economic Welfare’ Rank||‘Health’ Rank||‘Education’ Rank|
|2||District of Columbia||63.64||1||17||15|
For the full report on WalletHub, click here.