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Are Today's Teens Better Off Than Their Parents?

Every generation echoes the question from the musical Bye Bye Birdie: "Why can't they be like we were, perfect in every way, what's a matter with kids today?" The Foundation for Child Development and the New America Foundation invite you to the annual release of the 2008 Child Well-Being Index, a comprehensive report on the overall health, education, well-being and quality of life of America's children, on Tuesday, July 22. This event will also have a special emphasis on how teenagers have been living during this decade compared to how their parents were at the same age. The results may surprise you. Come for this important discussion of how teenagers are doing, and of some future trends that should be of concern to parents and policymakers.
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