Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The kids aren't all right in the UK

Can things really be this bad? According to Save the Children, children in the UK are worse off than those in 22 other "more developed" countries, including Slovenia and Estonia.

The Guardian have reported how the UK came a woeful 23rd out of 43 countries for child wellbeing according to three main factors: pre-primary enrolment (81% in the UK compared to 100% in France, Germany, Netherlands and some others); secondary school enrolment (99%); and under-five mortality rate (six per 1,000 live births, the joint 23rd lowest score out of the 43 countries – the lowest rates were three per 1,000).

Read the report and weep.



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