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Indiana shows gains, losses in latest Kids Count survey

Indiana children continue to struggle economically, according to data released today in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest Kids Count report.

Twenty-three percent of Hoosier children live below the poverty line.

That continues a downward trend that began in 2005, when Indiana had 17% of children living in poverty.

The Kids Count survey looks at 16 indicators of child well-being across four general areas — economic well-being, family and community, education and health.

Indiana saw its biggest improvements in the area of health, where it improved 13 spots, and education, where the state was up two spots.