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

  • Bruno Martorano
  • Chris De Neubourg
  • Jonathan Bradshaw
  • Luisa Natali

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 Innocenti Working Papers in its series Papers with number inwopa685.

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Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:ucf:inwopa:inwopa685
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  1. Bruno Martorano & Chris De Neubourg & Jonathan Bradshaw & Luisa Natali, 2013. "Child Well-being in Advanced Economies in the Late 2000s," Papers inwopa684, Innocenti Working Papers.
  2. Bruno Martorano, & Giovanni Andrea Cornia & Frances Stewart, 2012. "Human Development and Fiscal Policy: Comparing the Crises of 1982-85 and 2008-11," Working Papers - Economics wp2012_23.rdf, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Scienze per l'Economia e l'Impresa.
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