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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for Canada

Canada receives solid marks in Doing Better for Children , the OECD’s first report on the well-being of children. But there are areas which may need policy attention to improve the lives of Canadian children, including reducing child poverty and youth risk-taking.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children

Drawing on a wide range of data sources, this book constructs and analyses different indicators of child well-being across the OECD covering six key areas: material well‑being; housing and environment; education; health and safety; risk behaviours; and quality of school life.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Pressemitteilung

Deutschland gibt viel Geld für Kinder aus, erzielt in vielen Bereichen aber nur unterdurchschnittliche Ergebnisse. Finanzielle Unterstützung für Familien so hoch wie in kaum einem anderen OECD-Land – Ausbau von Kinderbetreuung und frühkindlicher Erziehung sollte weiter vorangetrieben werden.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for Japan

Japan spends less than the OECD average on children at each stage of childhood... The Japanese spending shortfall is especially pronounced for children under age 6, being less than one third of the spending committed to children between the ages of 6 and 17 years.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for Austria

Very high public spending in Austria on children is failing to produce good child well-being outcomes... Austria should look closely at why high family incomes and low child poverty are not always translated into a broader range of good outcomes for children.

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for the United Kingdom

High public spending on child welfare and education in the UK is failing to produce results in many key areas. To give every child the chance of a better future, the government should continue to spend more on younger children and target spending on older children more effectively...

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for Italy

The OECD’s first ever publication on child well-being shows that Italian government spending on children is close to the OECD average overall. The big shortfall is for spending on young children, where Italy spends 80% of the OECD average...

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1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for the United States

The United States should spend more on young children and disadvantaged teenagers to improve poor child health, poor basic education and high rates of child poverty, according to the OECD’s first report on child well-being "Doing Better for Children ".

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1-September-2009

English

Spend early on children, says OECD

Governments should invest more money on children in the first six years of their lives to reduce social inequality and help all children, especially the most vulnerable, have happier lives, according to the OECD’s first ever report on child well-being in its 30 member countries.

1-September-2009

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Doing Better for Children: Highlights for New Zealand

Outcomes for New Zealand children are weak in several key areas, according to the OECD’s first ever report on children... New Zealand needs to take a stronger policy focus on child poverty and child health, especially during the early years when it is easier to make a long‐term difference.

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