State-Level Changes in Children's Well-Being and Family Environment

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State-Level Changes in Children's Well-Being and Family Environment

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Data from the 2002 round of the National Survey of America's Families show the share of children living in poverty dropped between 1996 and 2001 in all states studied except Alabama. Young children were more likely to be read to or told stories in 5 of the 13 states. Children became less engaged in school in 10 of the 13 states.

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