Quality of Life In Decline For American Children

According to a Duke University study the general quality of life for children in the United States is decreasing.  It is estimated that a staggering 21% of all American children will be living below the poverty line this year. These are the highest numbers in 20 year.

Homelessness of children may increase this year.  Whereas access to nutritious food is likely to decrease.

The recession has also reeked havoc with the stability children find in the public  educational system.  More teachers have been laid off and more school days are being cut.

The good news is that they seem to think we have or are about to hit bottom.  The quality of life for our kids should start slowly moving up soon.
The Child and Youth Well-Being Index Project at Duke University bases its predictions on 28 indicators of well-being that encompass economic well-being, safe and risky behavior, social relationships, emotional and spiritual well-being, community engagement, educational attainment and health. Researchers predict that although the index is at a low for the decade this year, it will start edging up.

Elizabeth Landau of CNN has more: Link

Taking into consideration all the factors do you think the quality of your childhood was better than that of kids today?

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