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

GreenRanked first for statistic
RedRanked last for statistic
 Under 5 Mortality per 1000 Live BirthsPublic GDP Expenditure on Families% Underweight Newborns% Children Immunized for MeaslesRestrictions on use of children in advertisingRestrictions on using advertising or marketing techniques to appeal to children
Australia42.416.595Some provisionsRelevant or complete provisions
Canada51.556.389No provisionsSome provisions
Denmark43.445.097Relevant or complete provisionsSome provisions
France42.947.690Some provisionsSome provisions
Germany42.226.697Some provisionsNo provisions
Italy31.967.492No provisionsRelevant or complete provisions
Japan31.319.496Some provisionsSome provisions
Netherlands41.466.093Relevant or complete provisionsSome provisions
Sweden33.544.597Relevant or complete provisionsRelevant or complete provisions
United Kingdom43.476.992Some provisionsRelevant or complete provisions
United States70.648.291Some provisionsSome provisions


Child under 5 mortality rate: Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, 2017

Public GDP expenditure on families: OECD

Family benefits public spending as a percent of GDP. All data from 2015 except Australia and United States (2016).

Percent underweight newborns: OECD

Low birthweight births as a percent of total live births. Data from 2016, except Germany (2013), Canada (2014), and Australia, France, Italy (2015).

Percent children w/ measles immunization: OECD

All data from 2017 except Australia, Japan, United Kingdom (2016).

Child Advertising: DLA Piper

Advertising & marketing to children UNICEF Global Report, November, 2016


“Junk Food Companies Spend Billions Of Dollars On Ads Targeting Black Children”

Lauren Weber
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.