Child Well-Being Up in Spite of Greater Poverty, Index Shows

Education Week - December 18, 2012

America’s children and their families are showing greater resilience and support in the face of rising poverty that has now wiped out the historic financial gains of the 1990s, according to the Foundation for Child Development’s annual child well-being index. The New York City-based group announced this morning that overall child well-being is up more than 5 percent both from 2001 and the index’s beginning a generation ago, in 1975. The index is a composite of 28 indicators of both children’s environmental and economic environments and their own behaviors. 2012 Child Well-being Index Report

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