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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. 

Focus

Changing the Odds for Vulnerable Children: Building Opportunities and Resilience

Child vulnerability is the outcome of a range of complex factors that compound overtime. Across the OECD, millions of children from diverse backgrounds face daily hardships ranging from poor housing and inadequate diets to maltreatment and unsafe neighbourhoods. Vulnerability locks disadvantaged children into disadvantaged adulthood, putting the brakes on social mobility. Investing in vulnerable children is not only an investment in disadvantaged individuals, families and communities, it is an investment in more resilient societies and inclusive economies. This report analyses the individual and environmental factors that contribute to child vulnerability. It calls on OECD countries to develop and implement cross-cutting well-being strategies that focus on empowering vulnerable families; strengthening children’s emotional and social skills; strengthening child protection; improving children’s health and educational outcomes; and reducing child poverty and material deprivation. Such policies reduce the barriers to healthy child development and well-being and increase opportunities and resources, thereby helping vulnerable children build resilience.

OECD Child Well-Being Data Portal

Access the child well-being data portal

Key documents

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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Contacts

For child outcomes & policies: [email protected]
For education-related work: [email protected]
For the well-being agenda: wellbeing@oecd.org

Journalists should contact the OECD's Media Relations Division on (33) 1 45 24 97 00 or [email protected]

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