The resultant NATIONAL Child and Youth Well-Being Index (CWI) is based on a composite of "28 Key Indicators of well-being that are grouped into seven Quality-of-Life/Well-Being Domains." These Domains are: Family Economic Well-Being
, Safe/Risky Behavior, Social Relationships, Emotional/Spiritual Well-Being, Community Engagement, Educational Attainment, and Health.
(86) In an ideal world, this meant that husbands supplied the means through market activities and wives used those means to project an image of family economic well-being
, metaphorically represented by Washington Irving's sturdy oak and decorative vine.