Kids Count Data Shows Kansas Moving In Wrong Direction

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A new Kids Count data book shows Kansas is moving the wrong direction when it comes to the economic well-being of its children.

The 25th edition of the Kids Count data book ranks each state in sixteen indicators of child well being in four domains from education, health, family and community.

This year Kansas raked 15th overall, that's up one spot from last year.

The data shows in all four indicators of well-being, Kansas numbers have worsened.

The percentage of children living in poverty has risen from 15% in 2005 to 19% in 2012, this year Kansas ranked 20th.