Child Well-Being In Rich Countries 2007 - Country Ranks

Child Well-Being In Rich Countries 2007
SOURCE: UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

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In the chart below countries are listed in order of their average rank for the six dimensions of child well-being that were assessed: material well-being, health and safety, educational well-being, family and peer relationships, behaviours and risks, and subjective well-being.

Rank CountryAverange ranking
of 6 dimensions
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1 Netherlands4.2
2 Sweden5.0
3 Denmark7.2
4 Finland7.5
5 Spain8.0
6 Switzerland8.3
7 Norway8.7
8 Italy10.0
9 Ireland10.2
10 Belgium10.7
11 Germany11.2
12 Greece11.8
12 Canada11.8
13 Poland12.3
14 Czech Republic12.5
15 France13.0
16 Portugal13.7
17 Austria13.8
18 Hungary14.5
19 United States18.0
20 United Kingdom18.2

The table, is a summary from a comprehensive assessment of the lives and well-being of children and adolescents in the economically advanced nations, that was developed by UNICEF. It was designed to monitor and compare the performance of the OECD countries in securing the rights of their children. The following OECD countries did not have sufficient data to be included in the overview: Australia, Iceland, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Slovakia, South Korea, Turkey.

NOTE: The information regarding child well-being 2007 on this page is re-published from UNICEF Innocenti Report Card 7. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Child Well-Being 2007 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Child Well-Being in Rich Countries 2007 should be addressed to UNICEF.

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