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Child Well-being in Economically Rich Countries: Changes in the first decade of the 21st century

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  • Jonathan Bradshaw
  • Bruno Martorano
  • Chris De Neubourg
  • Luisa Natali
  • UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
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    The analysis shows that the rankings are relatively stable: indeed, the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries are still in the best performing group while the United States is still in the bottom of the ranking. Data analysis also highlights a common pattern for East European countries as material conditions improved and the behaviour of young people became more similar to their peers living in Western economies even though children’s living conditions have not improved overall. On the whole, Norway, Portugal and the United Kingdom recorded the most positive changes, while Poland, Spain and Sweden recorded the most negative changes.

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    Paper provided by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in its series Innocenti Working Papers with number inwopa685.

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    Length: 31
    Date of creation: 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:ucf:inwopa:inwopa685

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    Keywords: child related policies; child well-being; comparative analysis; industrialized countries;

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