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Unicef: child wellbeing in rich countries


Unicef’s latest Report Card compares child wellbeing in the world’s richest countries. Setting out the latest available overview of child wellbeing in 29 of the world’s most advance economies, this report puts the UK in 16th position. The UK has moved up the league since the last report.

The report is a follow-up to Report Card 7, which in 2007 placed the UK at the bottom of 21 developed countries for overall child wellbeing.

The report considers five areas: material wellbeing, health and safety, education, behaviour and housing conditions.

More information

BBC News article