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The Best States for Children

Nancy Folbre looks at a new study by the Foundation for Child Development featuring state-level differences in a broad set of quality-of-life indicators for children, and parses the results.

Folbre, an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst reports on the Foundation for Child Development study, and another set of indicators developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and sees a relationship between well-being of children and the taxes paid by their parents.

"Evidence suggests that regional differences in willingness to pay taxes, sometimes called 'tax morale,' are at work. States that rank low on the Index of Child Well-Being are those less willing to tax adults to invest in children."

Full Story: The Best States to Grow Up In

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