Kids Count

By: Aaron Baskerville
By: Aaron Baskerville

The latest Kids Count Report is released and it shows overall, Michigan improved in seven of ten measures for child well-being during the 1990's.

The newest information shows the state has done far better on reducing teen birth rates.

From 1990-2000, the teen birth rate dropped by 39-percent for teens between the ages of 15 and 17. Experts credit educational outreach programs and community efforts aimed at decreasing teen pregnancy for the decline.

Michigan ranks in the top five in the nation in teen birth rate and has ranked 28th or 29th overall on the well-being of children for the past five years.


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