Children

Child well-being portal

The OECD Child Well-Being Portal is a platform for conducting policy-oriented research on children, enhancing child well-being and promoting equal opportunities among children. As policy interventions for children in OECD countries increasingly overarch traditional policy fields, demand has grown for better comparative information across a range of children's outcomes. The OECD Child Well-Being Data Portal will gather information from different data sources on child well-being outcomes and policies. 

Focus

Starting Strong 2017: Key OECD Indicators on Early Childhood Education and Care

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) can help lay the foundations for future skills development, well-being and learning. This report (launched on 21st June 2017) presents an exhaustive overview of ECEC systems and provision as well as trend data and information on recent reforms. The report takes a hard look at issues such as access and governance, equity, financing, curriculum, the teaching workforce and parent engagement. Key challenges for improving the ECEC sector are identified.

Key data

13% of children live in relative poverty on average across OECD countries. Latest poverty rates among children range from 3% in Denmark to 25% in Israel and Turkey. 

More child-related data will be released here for Universal Children’s Day, 20 November 2017

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Ongoing work

Ongoing OECD work aims at identifying policies to promote the well-being of children in the context of policy concerns about unequal opportunities and declining social mobility observed in many OECD countries. 

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Other resources

See here a list of OECD data resources, other websites, as well as a complete list of OECD publications and reports related to child well-being.

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Need more info?

For child outcomes & policies: social.contact@oecd.org
For education-related work: edu.contact@oecd.org
For the well-being agenda: wellbeing@oecd.org

Journalists should contact the OECD's Media Relations Division on (33) 1 45 24 97 00 or news.contact@oecd.org