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State Senator Paul Doyle: Your Voice

July 7, 2016

Capitol address
Legislative Office Building
Room 3900
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

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Capitol: 860-240-0475
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

New Report Ranks Connecticut a Top State for Child Well-being

Kids Count Data BookConnecticut has been ranked as the fifth-best state in America for child well-being, according to the well-known and well-respected Annie E. Casey Foundation.

The Foundation's 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book ranks Connecticut as the fifth-best state in the nation for child well-being, which considers a combination of economic, education, health and family-community factors.

Among the comprehensive rankings, Connecticut scored 2nd in the nation for children's health, 3rd in the nation for children's education, and 11th in the nation for family and community structure.

"National data mask a great deal of state by-state and regional variations in child well-being," the report says. "A state-level examination of the data reveals a hard truth: A child's chances of thriving depend not just on individual, familial and community characteristics, but also on the state in which she or he is born and raised. States vary considerably in their amount of wealth and other resources. State policy choices also strongly influence children's chances for success."

And that's why Connecticut ranks so highly compared to other states: the General Assembly is constantly passing new public policies that improve the lives of children and families in Connecticut, and I am proud to be a part of that pro-family effort.

It's also one of the reasons why Forbes business magazine has never ranked Connecticut lower than 4th in the nation for quality of life since it began its annual rankings more than a decade ago.

There's no doubt about it--Connecticut is a wonderful place to raise a family!


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