Annual Child Well-Being Index (CWI): New Lows for Children

Impact of the Great Recession on Children The 2010 annual release of the FCD Child Well-Being Index (CWI) is the first report offering comprehensive data on the impact of the Great Recession on American children’s quality-of-life. The 2010 CWI finds:

  • The impact of the recession on children is reaching new lows in 2010. 
  • The recession will wipe out virtually all progress for children since 1975, in the Family Economic Well-being Domain. 
  • The rate of children living in poverty in 2010 will be the highest in 20 years. 
  • The number of detached youth will increase in 2010. 
  • Risky behaviors will increase in 2010. 
  • Child obesity will continue to rise, bringing down the Health Domain.

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