UK child well-being improves (a bit). But will it last?

13 Apr

In a UNICEF report on worldwide child well-being published last week, the UK has moved up to 16th place in the table after being placed at the bottom of the ranking in 2007. Things have improved for our children where things like obesity, and drinking and smoking are concerned. And UK children’s own assessment of their lives has improved considerably, with more than 85% of British children saying they have a high level of overall life satisfaction. But this report was compiled using data that was collected before 2010, i.e. before the present government’s austerity measures kicked in. So things may look worse for our children when the next UNICEF report is published.

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