NEW JERSEY - With August being Child Support Awareness Month, tomorrow being International Youth Day and the United States having the second highest rate of relative child poverty among economically developed nations, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2014's Best & Worst States for Underprivileged Children.
To study the living and economic conditions of youth in each state, WalletHub ranked the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 16 key metrics, ranging from infant death rates and children in foster care to child food insecurity rates and percentage of maltreated children. By bringing key issues to the forefront, WalletHub aims to engender change and galvanize groups to act on behalf of society’s future propellers.
Children's Living & Economic Conditions in New Jersey (1=best)
- 5th – % of Children in Households with Below-Poverty Income
- 9th – % of Maltreated Children
- 9th – Child Food Insecurity Rate
- 19th – % of Children without Health Insurance
- 14th – Infant Death Rate
- 7th – % of Children in Foster Care
- 12th – % of Children in Single-Parent Families
- 24th – Children living in Renter-Occupied Housing Units to Children living in Owner-Occupied Housing Units Ratio
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