Canada ranks in bottom third for child well-being in affluent countries

The recently released UNICEF Report Card 13: Fairness for Children, which measures the depths of inequality in children’s well-being across the richest countries, shows that Canada has fallen to 26th place, from 17th place in 2013, just ahead of Poland, France, and Belgium. The report measures bottom-end inequality of children compared to their peers in the middle based on income, health, education, and life satisfaction. When inequality gaps between children in the middle and those at the bottom are closed, overall child well-being will improve for all of Canada’s children.