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Child Welfare

shutterstock_257115784In a 2007 UNICEF survey, the U.S. and Britain ranked last among 21 affluent countries assessed on the welfare of children. The criteria included a range of indicators, from infant mortality to whether children ate dinner with their parents or were bullied at school.

In fact, the U.S. and the United Kingdom ranked in the bottom third for five of the six dimensions reviewed: material well-being, health and safety, educational well-being, family and peer relationships, behaviors and risks, and subjective well-being.

The true measure of a nation's standing is how well it attends to its children - their health and safety, their material security, their education and socialization, and their sense of being loved, valued, and included in the families and societies into which they are born. (Source: UNICEF, Child Poverty in Perspective: An overview of child well-being in rich countries, Innocenti Report Card 7, 2007)

 

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Last updated 6-13-2016

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