The Land of Inopportunity: Closing the Childhood Equity Gap for America’s Kids

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Author(s): Save the Children

  • Tracy Geoghegan
  • Beryl Levinger
  • Nikki Gillette

Published: June 2, 2020

Report Intro/Brief:
“Save the Children has created the first-ever ranking of U.S. counties where children are most and least prioritized and protected. Researchers examined data from more than 2,600 counties and county-equivalents in all 50 states. The rankings are based on four factors that cut childhood short: child hunger, poor education, teenage pregnancy and early death due to ill health, accident, murder or suicide. This report uncovers an unacceptable reality in America, where one child can be exponentially more likely than another to succeed in life based solely on the county where they grow up.”

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