Kids Count in Arkansas Issue Brief: Improving the Well-Being of Arkansas’ Children

This issue brief is intended to be used as a supplement to the 2007 Kids Count Databook which is being released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The databook, which is released annually, compares Arkansas to every other state on measures of child well-being. This year’s report ranks Arkansas 45th in the nation. This brief report examines several of the indicators contained in the Kids Count Data Book to determine what Arkansas can do to improve its standing in the nation.