The 2016 KIDS COUNT data book, produced annually by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, ranks all 50 states in multiple areas of child well-being. The rankings also make a strong case for state EITCs as states with state credits tend to rank higher on overall child well-being. For instance, Minnesota and Massachusetts, which ranked highest, have enacted EITCs. On the other side of the spectrum, Mississippi, which ranked lowest, does not have a state credit. As the data book also notes, “state policy choices…strongly influence children’s chances for success.” State EITCs build on the proven success of the federal credit in increasing work and reducing poverty for working families and their children.