OECD Child Well-Being Portal

The OECD Child Well-Being Portal is a platform for conducting policy-oriented research on children, enhancing child well-being and promoting equal opportunities among children. As policy interventions for children in OECD countries increasingly overarch traditional policy fields, demand has grown for better comparative information across a range of children's outcomes. The Portal also includes the OECD Child Well-Being Data Portal, which gathers data and information from different sources on child well-being outcomes and policies. 


Policy Workshop on Enhancing Child Well-being, 16th January 2019

Child poverty has increased in almost two-thirds of OECD countries since 2007, and almost one child in seven live in income poverty. This has implications for social mobility since it could take at least five generations or 150 years for the child of a poor family to reach the average income, on average across OECD countries. In this situation, many countries are willing to put in place policies to combat child poverty and effectively reach the most vulnerable families. In this context, on 16 January, The OECD Centre for Opportunity and Equality (COPE) is holding a workshop to stimulate discussion on the challenges faced by the development of such policies at all levels of action. Experts, researchers, policy-makers and stakeholders from across OECD member countries will come together at the OECD headquarters in Paris, to discuss how to make poverty reduction policies more effective and sustainable for the hardest to reach population groups and how best to meet the multiple needs of families.

OECD Child Well-Being Data Portal

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Ongoing work

Ongoing OECD work aims at identifying policies to promote the well-being of children in the context of policy concerns about unequal opportunities and declining social mobility observed in many OECD countries. 

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Other resources

See here a list of OECD data resources, other websites, as well as a complete list of OECD publications and reports related to child well-being.

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