The new Innocenti Report Card Fairness for Children looks at differences between children at the bottom of the inequality ladder, and their peers in the middle, across 41 advanced economies.
- This Report Card presents an overview of inequalities in child well-being of the European Union (EU) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
- The rank emphasizes rich countries on the basis of bottom-end inequality in children’s
- Life Satisfaction.
Average rank of Top 10 Countries across all dimensions of inequality
Key Findings of the Report:
- Denmark is at the top of the overall league table. Denmark’s lowest ranking is eighth in education.
- Finland, Norway and Switzerland share second place in the overall league table. They rank in the top third in each domain, except education.
- Israel and Turkey rank lowest in the overall league table. They have comparatively high bottom end inequality in each of the four domains of child well-being for which they have valid data
- Japan and the United States, were positioned in the bottom in income inequality. In both countries, the household income of a child in the 10th percentile is roughly 40 percent of that of a child in the middle of the income distribution.
- Estonia, Ireland, Latvia and Poland are the only four countries that managed to lower education inequality while also allowing fewer children to fall below minimum proficiency standards.
- In 19 out of 41 countries covered by the data, more than 10 percent of children live in households with less than half the middle income.