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UK Child Well-being

UNICEF have published an updated report looking at the well-being of children in wealthy countries. The report shows that many factors have improved for UK children since the first UNICEF report in 2007 with a fall in childhood obesity, drinking, smoking and bullying.

On the negative side the report states figures showing the UK as having the lowest rates of further education in the developed world, although the report only uses data up to 2010, and since then the government has increased the school leaving age in the UK.

In terms of happiness the UK has moved up from 16th to 11th place for life satisfaction, one of the biggest increases among the countries surveyed, with more than 85% of British children saying they have a high level of overall life satisfaction.

(Source: BBC news)

The full report can be accessed via the UNICEF website.