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West Virginia Improves 4 Spots on Child Well-Being Rankings

Child well-being

West Virginia has improved from 43rd to 39th among all states in a foundation’s rankings for overall child well-being.
The group West Virginia KIDS COUNT announced the change in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2016 national rankings of child well-being.

West Virginia KIDS COUNT says the Mountain State tied with five other states for the second-largest improvement since the 2015 marks.

The group says West Virginia ties for third for percentage of children covered by health insurance.

The foundation measures well-being through four metrics.

West Virginia ranked 31st in economic well-being, 46th in education, 41st in health and 33rd in family and community.