A new briefing issued by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has caused a minor stir by suggesting that in a league table measuring children's wellbeing in European states, the UK comes 24th out of 29 countries. The research, which was carried out by staff at the University of York examined issues such as child health, behaviour, education and environment, although CPAG admits that much of the data used dates from 2006, and so may not reflect the impact of more recent initiatives. You can read the full text of Child Wellbeing and Child Poverty: Where the UK Stands in the European Table online now.


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