Thursday, February 15, 2007

What Countries Rank Worst for Childhood ?

According to a UNICEF study of 40 indicators, Britain ranks worst. Right after the U.S.

Britain ranked worst for childhood - "LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Britain is ranked last for childhood quality of life among industrialized nations, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a report on Wednesday.

The charity looked at 40 indicators to gauge the lives of children in 21 economically advanced nations, the first such study of its kind.

The study found Britain lagged behind on key measures of poverty and deprivation, health and safety, relationships, risk-taking and young people's own sense of well-being.

Britain received better ratings for education but languished in the bottom third for all other measures, giving it the lowest overall placing, along with the United States."

You can see the ranked list and read the story at the link. I'll try to track down the study for us to review.

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