Child well-being was ranked highest in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Minnesota. The lowest ranked states were Louisiana, Mississippi, and New Mexico. Overall child well-being is based on an index of 16 indicators: four in each general domain of economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. Nationwide, child well-being improved on 11 indicators, stayed the same on three indicators, and declined for two indicators. Domain ranks for each state were obtained by converting the state numerical values for the most recent year of each domain indicator into standard scores for the domain. These scores were summed . . .