Traverse City Record Eagle: Michigan’s child poverty rate worsens

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County ranks ninth in child well-being out of 82 Michigan counties, but the state’s overall child poverty rate has worsened since the Great Recession, the annual Kids Count survey found.

The national report released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says Michigan ranks 33rd in child well-being nationally, down one slot since last year. Nearly one in four Michigan children lived in poverty in 2013, compared with almost one in five in 2008. July 21, 2015 — Traverse City Record Eagle