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HBSC Data Featured: UNICEF Innocenti Report Card 11

This week UNICEF launched their 11th Report Card – 'Child well-being in rich countries', using HBSC data, among others, to rank 29 of the world’s richest countries in terms of child well-being. 

Despite the financial crisis, the report shows that there was a steady improvement in child well-being during the first decade of this century. There were general reductions in child-mortality rates and ‘low family affluence’ with an increase in children going on to further education.

As you might guess, the report finds no link between a country’s economic status and child well-being: Slovenia was placed higher than the UK and Canada, with the Netherlands, Norway and Iceland taking the top three spots.

Visit the UNICEF website to view your country's ranking, try out their interactive infographic and watch a video interview with Peter Adamson, author of the report.

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contact: Mr Joseph Hancock

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[12-04-2013 to 31-05-2013]

 


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