St. Joseph County ranks 60th in child well-being

St. Joseph County ranked 60th out of the state’s 83 counties for overall child well-being, according to results released Tuesday by the Kids Count in Michigan Project.

The data in the report is for 2017.

Conducted annually by the Michigan League for Public Policy, the results show trends in child well-being, from health, economic security, and family and community, to education, family-support programs and access to health care.

Now in its 27th year, the annual Kids Count in Michigan data book analyzes and evaluates the well-being of children in the state and its communities, and identifies policy recommendations to improve outcomes for kids.

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