Indiana ranks 29th in child well-being

The Hoosier State continues to rank 29th in the nation for overall child well-being, according to an annual report from the Indiana Youth Institute.

The Kids Count Data Book offers a snapshot profile of child well-being statewide using indicators like economic well-being, family and community, education and health. Researchers and advocates then use those findings to offer specific insight as to how service providers and policymakers can address these needs at a local level.

The rankings are determined by analyzing studies and reports on a number of factors that would affect a child’s well-being under each of the four aforementioned indicators. The report released this week was an executive summary of the full report, which is expected to be released later this year, due to pandemic-related delays at the federal level.