Commentary: From Cradle to Maternity Ward

A new report  by the Duke University Foundation for Child Development is quite sobering. For the past 33 years, researchers supported by a philanthropic grant have measured the overall quality of life and well being of families (including youth and children). There are seven core domains that include economic wellbeing, safe/risky behavior, social relationships, emotional/spiritual wellbeing, community engagement, educational attainment, and health. Family wellbeing has been on the decline since 2007 with the quality of life and well-being for children and youth declining since 2009 and projected to worsen throughout 2010...
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