This sad story is growing old. For the 10th consecutive year Louisiana is ranked as the 49th worst state in the nation – next to last – in terms of child well-being. 48 other states take better care of their children than we do in Louisiana.

KIDS COUNT is the national and state-level effort of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the status of children in the United States. The 22nd annual KIDS COUNT Data Book profiles the status of children on a national and state-by-state basis and ranks states on 10 measures of well-being.

Learn more about KIDS COUNT by exploring the 2011 Data Book and other publications available from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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