Best/Worst Places for Children
UNICEF has come out with a report ranking countries as better or worse places for children. The results are, perhaps, not all that surprising:
The charity looked at 40 indicators to gauge the lives of
children in 21 economically advanced nations — the first study
of its kind — and found Britain’s children were among the
poorest and most neglected.
Britain lagged behind on key measures of poverty and
deprivation, happiness, relationships, and risky or bad
behavior, the study showed. It scored a little better for education but languished in
the bottom third for all other measures, giving it the lowest
overall placing, along with the United States.
Children’s happiness was rated highest in northern Europe,
with the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark leading the list.