Australia is 15th in the world on the list of best countries for children to grow up, behind Slovenia, Iceland and Cyprus – and just two places above Israel.
While children born today have the best chance of growing up healthy, well-educated and protected, it seems that Australia is falling behind.
Save The Children has released a new one report Compare 176 countries in terms of access to health care, education, nutrition and protection against issues such as child labor and child marriages.
While children born today have the best chance of growing up healthy, educated and protected, it seems that Australia is falling behind (stock image of Australian children)
While Australia is in 15th place behind the countries, such as Slovenia, South Korea and Portugal, they are just two places above Israel.
Save the Children Australia CEO Paul Ronalds said he is disappointed in Australia's ranking.
& # 39; Australia has not really made progress on the really complex poverty problems that we have in some of our communities & he said.
& # 39; Australia has some of the most geographically concentrated poverty in the OECD and we really are not making much progress to reduce the impact on children of that deep-rooted poverty. & # 39;
Australia's ranking for teenage mothers is about the same as Malaysia and Bahrain, but just below the UK.
The report said the results were alarming for native Australian children because they are twice as likely to die during early childhood as non-native children.
Native Australian children also have a significant primary school attendance.
Iceland has Australia in the list of best countries for children to become adults (stock image of children in Iceland)
The report indicates that even a generation ago, a child was twice as likely to die before it was five, 70 percent more likely to do child labor and 20 percent more likely to be killed.
Medical and technological advances must confirm the change, with breakthrough vaccines that prevent childhood diseases and better care for mothers and babies.
Considerable progress has also been made in building human and institutional capacity to provide life-saving solutions for vulnerable children.
The report assesses where the most and least children & # 39; from childhood on & # 39; with Singapore at the top of the ranking with a score of 989.
Save The Children has released a new report comparing 176 countries on access to health care, education, nutrition and protection against issues such as child labor and child marriages (stock image)
Among the top ten countries are eight Western European countries and even South Korea, with very high scores for children's health, education and protection status.
Central African Republic is the last on the list of 176 countries with a score of only 394.
Scores are calculated on a scale of 1 to 1,000 and measure the extent to which children in each country & # 39; youth enders & # 39; to experience.
& # 39; Childhood enders & # 39; are life-changing events such as death, malnutrition, child marriages, early pregnancy, exclusion from education and illness.
When it was assessed in 2000, Australia's score was 958, but now it is 975 and rises 17 points in 19 years.
Australia is in 15th place in the world on the list of best countries for children to grow up behind Slovenia, Iceland and Cyprus (stock image of children in Cyprus)
Despite the disappointing results for Australia, Mr. Ronalds said it is promising to see the global progress over the past 20 years.
& # 39; However, there are still more than 690 million children who have been robbed of their youth by conflict because they have to marry too early because they have to quit school and have to work to feed their families because they cannot & # 39 39; t access to health facilities. & # 39;
Since 2000, conditions have improved in 173 of the 176 countries, meaning that there are now 4.4 million fewer deaths from children per year, 130 million more children in school and 11 million fewer forced girls to marry.
While Australia is on the & # 39; disappointing & # 39; ranking of 15, it is still ahead of the United Kingdom at 22, New Zealand at 25 and the United States at position 36.
1. Singapore (989)
2. Sweden (986)
3. Finland (985)
3. Norway (985)
3. Slovenia (985)
6. Germany (982)
6. Ireland (982)
8. Italy (980)
8. Republic of Korea (980)
10. Belgium (979)
11. Iceland (978)
11. Portugal (978)
13. Cyprus (977)
13. Spain (977)
15. Australia (975)
15. Switzerland (975)
17. Israel (974)
17. Luxembourg (974)
19. France (973)
19. Japan (973)
19. Lithuania (973)
22. United Kingdom (972)
23. Canada (971)
23. Denmark (971)
25. New Zealand (968)
25. Poland (968)
27. Estonia (967)
27. Latvia (967)
29. Croatia (965)
30. Greece (964)
Source: Save the Children Global Childhood Report 2019
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