The multi-generational impact of childhood loss.


In the New York Life Foundation's national survey on bereavement, many adults who had experienced the death of a parent growing up testified to the enduring impact of the loss -- describing serious effects on their family dynamics, their surviving parent, and on their parenting approach. 

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  • The New York Life Foundation’s 2017 Bereavement Survey, the latest in the Foundation’s series of polling initiatives on grieving children and their families, was conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights from September 11-24, 2017. The survey polled 1,004 Americans (with a margin of error of ±3.1%, 19 times out of 20) and 587 Millennials/Gen Xers who had lost a parent before age 20 (with a margin of error of ±4.0%, 19 times out of 20).