Indiana children continue to struggle economically, according to data released today in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest Kids Count report.
Twenty-three percent of Hoosier children live below the poverty line.
That continues a downward trend that began in 2005, when Indiana had 17% of children living in poverty.
The Kids Count survey looks at 16 indicators of child well-being across four general areas — economic well-being, family and community, education and health.
Indiana saw its biggest improvements in the area of health, where it improved 13 spots, and education, where the state was up two spots.