2012 National Child and Youth Well-Being Index (CWI)

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 that overall child well-being is up more than five 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.

Record Type: 
Report
Publication Date: 
December, 2012
Date: 
December 2012
Source: 
Partner Resources
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Special Populations
    • Child Only Cases