Tue., July 28, 2009 1:43pm (EDT)

Georgia Slips Two Places on "Kids Count"
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —   Georgia has slipped on this year’s "Kids Count" report on the welfare of the nation's children.

At 42nd, Georgia is down two places from last year. The state's low birth-weight rates worsened.

So did the percent of children living in poverty and the percent of children living in a family where no parent has a full-time job.

But Georgia did improve in the percentage of high school dropouts, the teen birth rate and the child death rate.