NEW JERSEY - With August being Child Support Awareness Month and the U.S. having the second highest rate of relative child poverty among economically developed nations, the leading personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Best & Worst States for Underprivileged Children.

In order to assess the living and economic conditions of young people across the nation, WalletHub compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia in terms of 15 key metrics, ranging from infant death rates to child food-insecurity rates to the percentage of maltreated children. By bringing such key issues to the forefront, WalletHub aims to engender change and galvanize groups to act on behalf of society’s future propellers of progress.

Welfare of Children in New Jersey (1=Best; 25=Avg.): 

  • 10th – % of Children in Households with Below-Poverty Income
  • 10th – % of Maltreated Children
  • 6th – Child Food-Insecurity Rate
  • 17th – % of Children without Health Insurance
  • 5th – Infant-Death Rate per 1,000 Births
  • 8th – % of Children in Foster Care
  • 13th – % of Children in Single-Parent Families
  • 25th – Ratio of Children Living in Renter-Occupied Homes to Children Living in Owner-Occupied Homes

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