July 10, 2021

Improving the well-being of Florida’s children is on all of us [Tampa Bay Times]

As we begin to pick up the pieces left in the wake of the pandemic and recession, the focus must remain on an equitable, long-term recovery. A new report from KIDS COUNT, coupled with U.S. Census Bureau survey data, tells us that we still have a long way to go in securing better futures for Florida’s children.

The annual KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation provides state-by-state comparisons of child well-being in four areas. This year, Florida was ranked 35th overall, which is unchanged from 2020. In the domain scores, Florida’s highest ranking was in education (12th), followed by health (31st), and family and community (32nd). Florida has consistently ranked lowest in the economic domain, coming in at 45th.

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