Our Place in the Universe: No. 42 in child well-being
When it comes to child well-being, Georgia ranks 42 overall in the nation. That's according to the 2010 Kids Count Data Book, a collection of federal and state statistics released today.
The stats take into account everything from low birthweight babies and teen births to students who graduate from high school on time and child abuse numbers.
In 42nd place, Georgia is in the same spot as the year before. The state is No. 43 for children living in a single-parent home and No. 45 for teens not in school and not working. Mississippi was in last place, while New Hampshire was in first.