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Study: South Carolina Ranks Among the 15 States with the Most Underprivileged Children

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WalletHub today released its study on “2020’s States with the Most Underprivileged Children” and South Carolina ranked as the 13th most underprivileged children in the country.

In order to bring awareness to the condition of underprivileged children throughout the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 27 key measures of neediness. The data set ranges from share of children in households with below-poverty income to child food-insecurity rate to share of maltreated children.

Welfare of Children in South Carolina (1=Most; 25=Avg.):

  • 9th – % of Children in Households with Below-Poverty Income
  • 6th – % of Maltreated Children
  • 27th – Child Food-Insecurity Rate
  • 23rd – % of Uninsured Children
  • 4th – Infant Mortality Rate
  • 5th – % of Children in Single-Parent Families
  • 11th – WalletHub “States with the Best Health Infrastructure for Coronavirus” Score

You can see the full report here.

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