Florence, South Carolina 2021-03-02 18:25:24 –
(NEXSTAR / WBTW) —The new report ranks South Carolina for children in a pandemic into the bottom 20 states.
A report from the non-profit Save the Children highlighted a number of difficulties that are currently making children difficult, including hunger, lack of tools for distance learning, and “solving problems.”
“As we evaluated four-month data on these three factors in all 50 states, Save the Children found that families were suffering in all states and all income levels,” the report said. Stated. “But the poorest families are the hardest.”
South Carolina was ranked 33rd out of 50 overall. Holly County was ranked 23rd in the state. The counties of Dillon, Marion, and Marlboro occupy the bottom three in South Carolina.
The best states for children during a pandemic were Minnesota, Utah, Washington, and New Hampshire.
The worst states included Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and New Mexico.
The report predicts that the COVID pandemic is likely to widen the equity gap between the poor and the rich.
“Their families are more likely to get sick and die from COVID, suffer from loss of work and income, suffer from housing costs, and / or have fewer childcare options,” the report said. It was.
The states where children worked best were not necessarily the states with the lowest number of COVID cases. Rather, “more importantly, the resources available for children and families.”
For example, states such as Utah, North Dakota, and South Dakota had some of the highest case rates during a pandemic, all of which ranked in the top ten.
The report concludes by advocating additional state and federal funding to support the struggling childcare industry and combat childhood hunger.
Methodology: The report used four months of data from the US Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey from August 19th to December 21st. The ranking contains three indicators.
You can find the complete report Here..
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