Compared to the eleven advanced democracies, the United States has the highest rate of child mortality. The US rates low in protections for child actors and for children as targets of advertising.
Child Welfare 2
|Green||Ranked first for statistic|
|Red||Ranked last for statistic|
|Under 5 Mortality per 1000 Live Births||Public GDP Expenditure on Families||% Underweight Newborns||% Children Immunized for Measles||Restrictions on use of children in advertising||Restrictions on using advertising or marketing techniques to appeal to children|
|Australia||3.71||2.3||6.6||92.7||Some provisions||Relevant or complete provisions|
|Canada||5.04||1.8||6.5||90.0||No provisions||Some provisions|
|Denmark||3.58||3.3||4.6||94.1||Relevant or complete provisions||Some provisions|
|France||4.35||2.9||7.6||91.9||Some provisions||Some provisions|
|Italy||2.61||1.4||6.8||91.9||No provisions||Relevant or complete provisions|
|Japan||2.30||2.0||9.4||98.5||Some provisions||Some provisions|
|Netherlands||4.05||1.6||5 .6||92.8||Relevant or complete provisions||Some provisions|
|Sweden||2.46||3.4||4.2||97.0||Relevant or complete provisions||Relevant or complete provisions|
|United Kingdom||4.19||2.3||6.5||90.9||Some provisions||Relevant or complete provisions|
|United States||6.24||0.7||8.2||91.0||Some provisions||Some provisions|
Child under 5 mortality rate: UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, 2021
Per 1000 live births.
Public GDP expenditure on families: OECD
Family benefits public spending as a percent of GDP. All data from 2019 or 2020.
Percent underweight newborns: OECD
Health Status > Infant health: low birthweight. Low birthweight births as a percent of total live births. Data from 2020, except Germany (2013) and Japan (2019).
Percent children w/ measles immunization: OECD
Health Care Utilisation > Immunisation. All data from 2020 except Australia, Denmark, France, Netherlands, United Kingdom (2021).
Columns 5-6: Child Advertising: DLA Piper
Advertising & marketing to children UNICEF Global Report, November, 2016.
Page updated on 1/31/2023.
“Junk Food Companies Spend Billions Of Dollars On Ads Targeting Black Children”
January 15, 2019.
According to a study conducted by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut, junk food companies are spending a disproportionate amount towards advertisement that targets Black and Hispanic children.