Arizona’s a Terrible Place for Underprivileged Kids, New Study Finds


A new study comparing the best and worst states for underprivileged children ranks Arizona 49th in the nation. Only Mississippi and the District of Columbia received worse scores. (In sub-categories, we ranked 50th out of 51 in early-foundations and economic well-being, 37th in health, and 48th in education.)

The study was conducted by data experts at WalletHub , and used data from federal departments like the U.S. Census Bureau and Health and Human Services, as well as from a variety of nonprofits and research centers like the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Equality of Opportunity project.

Using 15 different metrics, […]