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WI Kids Ranked

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Wisconsin is named the tenth best place in the country for children, despite more kids living in poverty in the state.

An annual report out today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says fewer teens died, gave birth, and dropped out of high school in 2003, compared with previous years.

On the downside the report says the percentage of children living in poverty in Wisconsin increased two percent from 2000 to 2003. That means there are nearly 190,000 children in poverty. More children were also living in homes where no parent has a full-time, year-round job.

New Hampshire is rated number one, meanwhile, Mississippi is ranked last in the nation.


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