Material well-being, health and safety, education, risky behaviors, housing and environmental conditions: these are the 5 dimensions of Welfare some children.
The report Unicef investigates 29 advanced countries and Italy comes out in pieces, placing itself only in 22nd place and placing itself behind Spain, Hungary and Poland, just before Estonia, Slovakia, Portugal and Greece.
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Italy is in 23rd place for Welfare material, on the 17th for health and safety, on the 25th for education, on the 10th for risky behaviors and on the 21st for housing and environmental conditions.
It also has the highest ‘Neet’ rate of all industrialized countries. An acronym that indicates a neither – nor: 11% of young people who are not enrolled in school, do not work and do not attend training courses.
And again, Italy is in the third lowest range of the ranking on relative child poverty (READ), with 17% of children below the poverty line; children are exposed to one of the highest levels of air pollution among all industrialized countries (26th place). ranks 24th in terms of academic results
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here are the positive data.
The bullying (READ). In Italy, the incidence of the phenomenon is 11%, well below the European average and among the lowest percentages in the Union.
Underage mothers. Italy has the fourth lowest percentage for teenage pregnancies.
Alcohol and smoking. Italy has the fourth lowest rate of alcohol abuse, but is in 22nd place for the rate of smoking among adolescents
School. Italy has the sixth highest preschool enrollment rate, equal to Norway
Mortality. It has the lowest infant mortality rate in Southern Europe (ranks ninth).
Finally, a fact to reflect on. When children themselves evaluate their quality of life (READ) Italy dates from the 22nd to the 15th place.
HERE A UNICEF GRAPH ON THE CHILDHOOD SITUATION IN RICH COUNTRIES