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Report Card 11

Report Card 11 provides a mirror to rich countries on how children are faring in their societies and presents a wide range of measures of progress. Its stance is to use internationally accepted and comparative data to elucidate patterns and make clear the potential of policy to improve child well-being. The Report is in three parts: Part One presents a League Table of Child Well-being in 29 of the world's most advanced economies; Part Two looks at what children say about their own well-being (including a League Table of Children’s Life Satisfaction); and Part Three examines changes in child well-being in advanced economies over the first decade of the 2000s and looks 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.


Child Well-being in Rich Countries: A comparative overview

Child Well-being in Rich Countries: A comparative overview

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.