Dutch children have the best lives of all children living in industrialised countries, according to new research by Unicef Germany, quoted by news agency ANP.
Dutch children consider themselves to be lucky and have better relationships with their parents, brothers and sisters than children in other countries, ANP quoted the report as saying.
The German researchers studied children in 21 industrialised countries on the basis of six criteria: material wealth, health, education, relationships, safety and their own feelings of luck. The Netherlands scored its worst position – 7th place – for prosperity.
Swedish and Finnish children were in second and third place. American children were bottom of the list.
Surveys by Britain’s Child Poverty Action Group, Unicef International and the World Health Organisation have all reached similar conclusions about Dutch children.
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