In a word....bullsh!t.
statistics can be manipulated according to one’s own bias quite easily
and the so called indicators of societal health are beyond suspect.
divorce rates are low because people are shaking up and women are choosing single motherhood over stable two parent relationships
is it really good for society when a large portion of society is currently ingesting anti-depressants?
sure you can lower high school drop out rates when the curriculum is dumbed down and students with failing grades are still issued diplomas
the chinese also thought things were great under Mao when 60million people starved to death... do not believe the hype