High poverty, lack of health-care access spur Arizona's low ranking in child well-being
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CLOSE Arizona ranks among the lowest states in per pupil spending. How much more must the state spend to match the national average? We do the math.
Children in Arizona rank near the bottom of a national survey of child well-being, according to a report released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
The state finished 46th out of the 50 states in a survey that looked at factors ranging from the percentage of kids living in poverty, to the teen birthrate to access to health care. The report is based on data from the 2015 mid-year census.
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