The United States scored last, or second-to-last in the UNICEF 2017 report on children’s rights and well-being among the 12 countries in this comparison.
Child Welfare 1
|Green||Ranked first for statistic|
|Red||Ranked last for statistic|
|No Poverty||Zero Hunger||Good Health and Well-Being||Quality Education||Child income poverty|
Country performance across nine child-relevant goals, pg. 10.
Rank of average country performance across three indicators: child income poverty (0 – 17 years of age), multidimensional poverty (1 – 15 years) and effectiveness of social transfers (0 – 17 years).
Rank of average country performance across two indicators: food insecurity (0 – 14 years of age), rates of overweight and obese children (11 – 15 years).
Good Health and Well-being
Rank of average country performance across five indicators: neonatal mortality (< 4 weeks of age), suicide rates (0 – 19 years), mental health symptoms (11 – 15 years), drunkenness (11 – 15 years) and teenage fertility rates (15 – 19 years).
Rank of average country performance across two indicators: rates of children achieving baseline learning proficiency (15 years of age) and participation rates in the preschool year (age 3 – 6).
Report Card 10: Measuring Child Poverty (2012)
Index of Health and Social Problems Rankings
Income inequality after taxes ranking
September 18, 2018.
Children’s Defense Fund. According to a survey conducted by YouGov, fear of a school shooting is the second top worry for 6 – 17 year old children. Over a third of children report not feeling safe in their neighborhood. Four in ten children do not feel safe in school.
Four times as many children agree than disagree that guns are too easy to get in America (53 percent to 14 percent) and more than three times as many parents agree than disagree (71 percent to 20 percent). Black children and parents were more likely to agree with this statement. 70 percent of Black children and 85 percent of Black parents agree it is too easy to get a gun in America.