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Doing better for children

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What is the actual state of child well-being today? How much are governments spending on children and are they spending it at the right times? What social and family policies have the most impact during children’s earliest years? Is growing up in a single-parent household detrimental to children? Is inequality that persists across generations a threat to child well-being? This report addresses these questions and more. Parts of the report can be viewed free online. How does child well-being compare across OECD countries? Chapter 2, available free of charge, presents a child well-being framework and compares outcome indicators for children in OECD countries across six dimensions: material well-being; housing and environment; education; health; risk behaviours; and quality of school life. Chapter 7, also available free of charge, offers a range of policy recommendations for improving child well-being. Read the full concluding chapter

Topics: Children, Schools, Child welfare
Publisher: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1787/9789264059344-9-en
OAI identifier: oai:apo.org.au:18808
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