Even in a country as developed as ours, children still suffer. One child is abused or neglected in the United States every 45 seconds and we have the 7th highest rate of child poverty among developed countries.
But are some states better than others? WalletHub says yes.
They analyzed 24 key indicators of neediness to determine the ranking of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. By looking at factors of socio-economic welfare, health and education, WalletHub was able to determine that Mississippi has the highest number of underprivileged children while New Jersey has the fewest.
See the full list here or use the interactive map above, courtesy of WalletHub.
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