(WIS) - South Carolina was ranked among top 20 states with the most underprivileged children, according to a new study.
With August being Child Support Awareness Month and the U.S. having the seventh highest child poverty rate among economically developed countries, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2018's States with the Most Underprivileged Children.
WalletHub compared 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key measures of neediness. The data set ranges from share of children in households with below-poverty income to child food-insecurity rate and share of maltreated children.
2. New Mexico
5. District of Columbia
7. West Virginia
17. South Carolina
In the study, Mississippi ranked number one for the state with most underprivileged kids and New Jersey ranked the best.