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National child and youth well-being index (CWI) 2012

Land, K.C. – 2012

A survey of 28 key indicators of child and youth well-being in the U.S. The key indicators are grouped into the following domains: family economic well-being, safe/risky behavior, social relationships, emotional/spiritual well-being, community engagement, educational attainment, and health. Findings show that for the years 2001-2011, child and family economic conditions have declined (primarily due to the recession). Rates of youth substance use (and other risky behavior) and exposure to violent crime have decreased during the same period. Report summarizes and analyzes trends in each category for the 2001-2011 time period.