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Study: Nevada Near Bottom For Child Well Being

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(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.

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