Study: Nevada Near Bottom For Child Well Being
(Baltimore, MD) — One out of five Nevada children are living in poverty.
A new report by Kids Count shows about 144,000 young people in the Silver State lived in poverty during 2010, with nearly 18% of Clark County kids and teens living below the poverty line.
Nevada ranks 48th for overall child well-being, just ahead of New Mexico and Mississippi. It scored the lowest for education and landed in the bottom five for children’s health.