Rising child poverty pushed Michigan to last among the Great Lakes States and 31st among all states in a new KIDS COUNT report on child well-being, releaKIDSCOUNT Data Centersed June 24, 2013 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Support for families must be addressed by state and federal policies.

Those include poverty- fighting tax credits, health care for low-income adults, more education and job training for low-skilled workers and an increase in the minimum wage, the Michigan League for Public Policy said in helping release the report.

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How do the states stack up on child well-being?

Find more state and community-level data by going to KIDS COUNT data center