Research Scientist

Child Welfare


In a 2013 UNICEF survey, the United States ranked 26 out of the top 29 developed 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. (UNICEF)

In fact, the U.S. is ranked last out of OECD countries in children’s health and safety.(UNICEF)

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)



Last updated 6-20-2019

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