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Report Card 11: Child Well-being in Rich Countries: A Comparative Overview.

As debates continue to rage around austerity measures and social spending cuts, Report Card 11: Child well-being in rich countries charts the achievements of 29 of the world’s advanced economies on the well-being of their children during the first decade of this century. Who ranks where? And what do children themselves have to say?

UNICEF Office of Research (2013). ‘Child Well-being in Rich Countries: A comparative overview’, Innocenti Report Card 11, UNICEF Office of Research, Florence.

Part 1 of the Report Card presents a league table of child well-being in 29 of the world's advanced economies. Part 2 looks at what children say about their own well-being (including a league table of children’s life satisfaction). Part 3 examines changes in child well-being in advanced economies over the first decade of the 2000s, looking at each country’s progress in educational achievement, teenage birth rates, childhood obesity levels, the prevalence of bullying, and the use of tobacco, alcohol and drugs.


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Tags: ["Innocenti Research Centre", "child research", "report card", "child well-being"] By Peter Adamson
Published Apr. 25, 2013 3:06 PM - Last modified May 10, 2013 11:04 AM