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Child well-being in rich countries: A comparative overview. Innocenti Report Card 11

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UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti

This research was conducted by the UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti, as part of the Report Card series which is designed to monitor and compare the performance of economically advanced countries in securing the rights of their children. The Report card considers five dimensions of children’s lives: material well-being, health and safety, education, behaviours and risks, and housing and environment. In total, 26 internationally comparable indicators have been included in the overview. The Report updates and refines the first UNICEF overview of child well-being published in 2007 (Report Card 7 ). Changes in child well-being over the first decade of the 2000s are examined

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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