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.