Canada: Children at back of the pack among rich nations

Published: 18 April 2016

A new report released today by UNICEF highlights the inequalities in child well-being in the world’s most affluent nations, including Canada. While progress in reducing child well-being gaps has been modest overall, Canada’s children are at the back of the pack, ranking in the bottom third when measured against other rich nations. (UNICEF)

Frank Elgar, Associate Professor, Institute for Health and Social Policy and Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

“This report shows the extent to which children at the bottom are allowed to fall behind their peers in terms of income, education, health, and well-being. Canada ranks poorly in relation to other rich countries and clearly must do more to improve the lives of children whom are most at risk."—Frank Elgar

Professor Elgar holds the Canada Research Chair in Social Inequalities in Child Health.

frank.elgar [at] (English)

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