Published Online: July 6, 2006

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Quality of Life for Children Seen as No Longer Rising

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National trends in child well-being are no longer rising as steadily as they did in the 1990s, a report says.

The annual report from the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation says that out of 10 measured indicators of child well-being, three have worsened since 2000: the percentage of children living in poverty, the percentage of low-birth-weight babies; and the percentage of children who live in families without a parent who has full-time, year-round employment.

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