Texas is ranked:
41st in the Well-being of Children
47th in Family and Community
39th in Economic Well-being
39th in Health
30th in Education
Violent crime rate is lower in states with a higher ratio of married-parent families.
“Strong families reduce the likelihood that youth will participate in delinquent behavior, thus contributing to a lower crime rate.”
High ratio of married parents is one of the top indicators for economic outcomes for states.