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Innocenti Report Card

In keeping with UNICEF's mandate to advocate for children in every country, the Centre's Report Card series focuses on the well-being of children in industrialized countries. Each Report Card includes a league table ranking the countries of the OECD according to their record on the subject under discussion. The Report Cards are designed to appeal to a wider audience while maintaining academic rigour.

AN UNFAIR START: INEQUALITY IN CHI

An Unfair Start

Inequality in Children's Education in Rich Countries

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Innocenti Report Card
8 Feb 2019
This report focuses on educational inequalities in 41 of the world's richest countries, all of which are members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and/or the European Union (EU). Using the most recent data available, it examines inequalities across childhood -- ...
BUILDING THE FUTURE

Building the Future

Children and the Sustainable Development Goals in Rich Countries

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Innocenti Report Card
20 Jun 2017
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed by the international community in 2015 represent an ambitious effort to set a global agenda for development that is both equitable and sustainable, in social, economic and environmental terms. The earlier Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) prioriti...
FAIRNESS FOR CHILDREN

Fairness for Children

A League Table of Inequality in Child Well-being in Rich Countries

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Innocenti Report Card
9 May 2016
This Report Card presents an overview of inequalities in child well-being in 41 countries of the European Union (EU) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). It focuses on ‘bottom-end inequality’ – the gap between children at the bottom and those in the middle – and ...
CHILDREN OF THE RECESSION

Children of the Recession

The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Child Well-being in Rich Countries

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Innocenti Report Card
15 Dec 2014
The data and observations in this Innocenti Report Card reveal a strong and multifaceted correlation between the impact of the Great Recession on national economies and a decline in children’s well-being since 2008. Children are suffering most, and will bear the consequences longest, in countries...
CHILD WELL BEING IN RICH CTRIES

Child Well-being in Rich Countries

A Comparative Overview

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Innocenti Report Card
7 May 2013
Part One of this report presents a league table of child well-being in 29 of the world's advanced economies. Part Two looks at what children say about their own well-being (including a league table of children’s life satisfaction). Part Three examines changes in child well-being in advanced econo...
MEASURING CHILD PROVERTY

Measuring Child Poverty

New League Tables of Child Poverty in the World's Rich Countries

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Innocenti Report Card
13 Jun 2012
The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) - Innocenti Research Centre Report Card series provokes debate on child well-being in wealthy countries. It provides an important tool to address critical issues affecting disadvantaged children in the industrialized world. Since 2000, the Centre has re...
CHILDREN LEFT BEHIND

The Children Left Behind

A League Table of Inequality in Child Well-being in the World's Rich Countries

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Innocenti Report Card
8 Feb 2011
Report Card 9 The Children Left Behind presents a first overview of inequalities in child well-being for 24 Member States of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The Report Card focuses on the relative gap between children in the bottom of the distribution with those occupyi...
CHILD CARE TRANSITION

The Child Care Transition

A League Table of Early Childhood Education and Care in Economically Advanced Countries

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Innocenti Report Card
13 Jun 2009
A great change is coming over childhood in the world's richest countries. Today's rising generation is the first in which a majority are spending a large part of early childhood in some form of out-of-home child care. At the same time, neuroscientific research is demonstrating that loving, stable...
CHILD POVERTY IN PERSPECTIVE

Child Poverty in Perspective

An Overview of Child Well-being in Rich Countries - A Comprehensive Assessment of the Lives and Well-being of Children and Adolescents in the Economically Advanced Nations

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Innocenti Report Card
1 Jan 2007
This Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of the lives and well-being of children and young people in 21 nations of the industrialized world. Its purpose is to encourage monitoring, to permit comparison, and to stimulate the discussion and development of policies to improve children’s ...
CHILD POVERTY IN RICH COUNTRIES 05

Child Poverty in Rich Countries 2005

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Innocenti Report Card
6 May 2005
This Review finds that the proportion of children living in poverty has risen in a majority of the world’s developed economies for which data are available. No matter which of the commonly-used poverty measures is applied, the situation of children is seen to have deteriorated over the last decad...
LEAGUE TABLE CHILD MALTREATMENT

League Table of Child Maltreatment Deaths in Rich Nations, A

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Innocenti Report Card
30 Apr 2004
This publication is the fifth in a series of Innocenti Report Cards designed to monitor the performance of industrialized nations in meeting the needs of their children. Each Report Card presents and analyzes league tables ranking the performance of rich nations against critical indicators of chi...
LEAGUE TABLE OF EDUCATIONAL DISADV

League Table of Educational Disadvantage in Rich Nations, A

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Innocenti Report Card
4 Apr 2003
This publication monitors the performance of industrialized countries in meeting the needs of their children. Using data from two different surveys of students in twenty-four OECD countries, it presents the big picture of how well each country’s educational system is performing when measured by (...
LEAGUE TABLE OF TEENAGE BIRTHS

League Table of Teenage Births in Rich Nations, A

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Innocenti Report Card
30 Nov 2001
This publication presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey on teenage birth rates in the industrialized world. It attempts to analyze why some countries have teenage birth rates that are as much as ten or even fifteen times higher than others.
LEAGUE TABLE CHILD DEATHS INJRY

League Table of Child Deaths by Injury in Rich Nations, A

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Innocenti Report Card
9 Mar 2001
This second Innocenti Report Card focuses on child death by injury in the member countries of the OECD. It presents, for the first time, a standardized league table ranking 26 of the world's richest nations according to their injury death rates for children aged 1 to 14. Even though child injury ...
LEAGUE TABLE CHILD POVERTY RICH

A League Table of Child Poverty in Rich Nations

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Innocenti Report Card
18 Aug 2000