The book on how much children matter to the state of Michigan is now available and, unfortunately, you won’t like the last chapter. The Michigan League for Public Policy recently released its 25th annual Kids Count in Michigan Data Book for 2016. The report, which offers 16 indicators of child well-being throughout the state, reveals that childhood poverty has risen in 80 of 83 Michigan counties since 2006. The sad state of affairs especially has impacted minority children, according to the report.
“The Michigan League for Public Policy has been producing the Kids Count report for 25 years, but low-income kids are still struggling, and the repercussions touch every part of their lives,” said Gilda Jacobs, president and CEO of the Michigan League for Public Policy. March 25, 2016 — Grand Rapids Business Journal