UNICEF’s Innocenti Research Centre
The United States scored near the bottom in a UNICEF report released last month that ranked the well-being of children in the world’s 21 wealthiest countries. The United States came in 20th, followed only by Great Britain. Researchers found “no strong or consistent relationship between per-capita gross domestic product (wealth) and child well-being.”
The United States scored low on several of the six dimensions used to measure well-being: material well-being, health and safety, education, peer and family relationships, behaviors and risks, and young people’s sense of well-being. Free. (212) 303-7970. Available at http://www.unicef-icdc.org/publications/pdf/rc7_eng.pdf.