Reports


1-September-2009

English

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: Highlights for Switzerland

Switzerland receives generally good 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 Swiss children, including better child exercise and vaccination rates.

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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 Mexico

Most child well-being outcomes for Mexican children are far behind those seen in other OECD countries, according to the OECD’s first ever report on children. Mexico needs to strengthen its child policies in order to improve outcomes in the areas of child poverty, education and health and safety.

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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 Germany

In their first ever publication on children, the OECD reports that Germany spends big money on children, more than the OECD average for every age group. Does Germany get value for money in its high child spending?

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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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13-August-2009

English, , 452kb

Society at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2009: Key findings for the Philippines

Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 Key findings for the Philippines include unemployment, tuberculosis, gender gaps, employment and income inequality.

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