Families and children

Doing Better for Children

 

 

Please cite as: OECD (2009), Doing Better for Children

Bookmark this page: www.oecd.org/els/social/childwellbeing

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ISBN Number:
978-92-64-05933-7

Publication Date:
1 September 2009

Pages: 191

 

 

 

Table of Contents | How to obtain this publication

Press material | Country highlights | Key data

 

The well-being of children is high on the policy agenda across the OECD. But what is the actual state of child well-being today? How much are governments spending on children and are they spending it at the right times? What social and family policies have the most impact during children’s earliest years? Is growing up in a single-parent household detrimental to children? Is inequality that persists across generations a threat to child well-being? Doing Better for Children addresses these questions and more.

How does child well-being compare across OECD countries? Chapter 2 presents a child well-being framework and compares outcome indicators for children in OECD countries across six dimensions: material well-being; housing and environment; education; health; risk behaviours; and quality of school life. Read the full chapter Comparative Child Well-being across the OECD.

Chapter 7 offers a range of policy recommendations for improving child well-being. Read the full concluding chapter Doing Better for Children: The Way Forward.

 

Country-specific information

Highlights

 

 Australia 
 Austria (in DE and EN)

 Canada

 France (in FR and EN)

 Germany (in EN)
      Pressemitteilung (in DE)

 Italy (in IT and EN)

 Japan

 Mexico (in ES and EN)

 New Zealand

 Switzerland (in DE and EN)

 United Kingdom

 United States

Presentations                     

 

 Australia

 France (in FR)

 Germany (in DE)

 Mexico (in ES)

 Poland

 United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press material

 

Key data on child well-being

Our child well-being framework compares outcome indicators for children in OECD countries across six dimensions: material well-being; housing and environment; education; health; risk behaviours; and quality of school life. Data are available either in:

  • OECD eXplorer combines maps and graphs with stories allowing users to examine time developments and interrelations between indicators. Select indicator for colours in map, for scatterplot, see stories with animated graphs; generate your own stories.
  • OECD.Stat, the OECD's official data browser
  • Statlinks (at bottom of each chart/table) from chapter 2 Comparative Child Well-being across the OECD.

 

Online Annexes to Chapter 3:
Social Spending across the Child's Life Cycle

 

Other Child Well-being related websites

 

How to obtain this publication and other related books

Readers can access the full version of Doing Better for Children choosing from the following options:

Related reading:

  • Growing Unequal? Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries (2008)
  • Babies and Bosses – Reconciling Work and Family Life: A Synthesis of Findings for OECD Countries (2007)

 

 

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