Our work on children and child well-being helps countries design policies that ensure every child can have the best possible start in life. We monitor progress on child well-being outcomes and provide policy assistance and advice to make sure children have the opportunties they need for a bright future.


Beyond Academic Learning: First results from the Survey on Social and Emotional Skills

This survey is one of the first international efforts to collect data from students, parents and teachers on the social and emotional skills of students at ages 10 and 15. This report presents the first results from this survey, describing students' social and emotional skills and how they relate to individual, family, and school characteristics. It also examines broader policy and socio-economic contexts related to these skills, and sheds light on ways to help education leaders and policy makers monitor and foster students’ social and emotional skills.



Explore the OECD Child Well-being Data Portal
Our Child Well-being Data Portal brings together data on child well-being and the settings in which children grow up.

More from the child well-being community


For more information on our work on child well-being, please contact

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