Louisiana Is 2018’s State With The 6th Most Underprivileged Children


NEW ORLEANS — With August being Child Support Awareness Month and the U.S. having the seventh highest child poverty rate among economically developed countries, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018’s States with the Most Underprivileged Children. New Orleans ranked 2018’s state with the 6th most underprivileged children. 

In order to bring awareness to the condition of underprivileged children throughout the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key measures of neediness. The data set ranges from share of children in households with below-poverty income to child food-insecurity rate to share of maltreated children.

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Welfare of Children in Louisiana (1=Most; 25=Avg.):
3rd –  Percent of Children in Households with Below-Poverty Income
22nd – Percent of Maltreated Children
4th – Child Food-Insecurity Rate
28th – Percent of Uninsured Children
4th – Infant Mortality Rate
3rd – Percent of Children in Single-Parent Families

Read the complete report here.

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