Well-being survey finds children safer yet unhealthier

03/25/2004 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

According to a new national index of children's quality of life developed by Duke University and the Foundation for Child Development, children today are less likely to become criminals or victims of crime than they were in 1975. Researchers also found that children's health had worsened, primarily due to obesity, while reading and math proficiency had stagnated.

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