Oklahoma's ranking has improved slightly when it comes to the state's children's well being.
A new study shows Oklahoma's ranking on children's overall well being has moved from 40th last year to 36th this year.
The "Kids Count" study by the Annie Casey Foundation and the Institute for Child Advocacy addresses areas that need to be improved for the overall well being of kids.
Oklahoma shows improvements in the areas of economic well being, health, family and community, but the Sooner state worsened its ranking in the area of education.
the study looks at factors like children living in poverty, kids not attending pre-school and children living in single-parent families.
Nationwide, Oklahoma was one of only two states showing the biggest improvement in the last year.
Topping off the list was New Hampshire. At the bottom was New Mexico.
State advocates say while Oklahoma shows good improvement it's nowhere near the national average for most of the rankings.
Child advocates say investing in children is smart for economic growth.
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