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British children are in the last place in a table made up of examining the physical and emotional state of young people in 21 of the richest industrialized countries. Despite living in the fifth richest country in the world, the young generation of Britons is experiencing one of the lowest levels of poverty, writes The Independent.

British children are in the last place in a table made up of examining the physical and emotional state of young people in 21 of the richest industrialized countries. Despite living in the fifth richest country in the world, the young generation of Britons is experiencing one of the lowest levels of poverty, writes The Independent.
A UNICEF study shows that they consider themselves less happy, drink more alcohol, take more drugs, and have more sex at an early age than children in other countries. In carrying out the study, UNICEF took into account 40 indicators - estimated between 2000-2003 - including poverty, family relationships and health.


One of the authors of the study, quoted by the BBC, claims that the condition of British children is caused by a lack of concern for them and the "dog-eat-dog" society. In the first place in the table made for estimating the quality of life of the young generations is the Netherlands, followed by Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
Most problems, however, came from young British people, who face most school failures and unhappy relationships both in the family and their age. Even the American children are not doing very well in terms of quality of life, the USA being only in the penultimate place, 20, in the table.
British children ranked last in six categories. In terms of education, the UK ranked 17th, behind some Eastern European countries, such as Poland and the Czech Republic.
The author of the study, Professor Jonathan Bradshaw of York University, said he was surprised by the findings. "The UNICEF report is a wake-up call to reality, given that although it is a rich country, the UK is having problems with children and young people about the highest importance," says Bob Reitemeier, chief executive of the Children's Society. Instead, the British government claims that its initiatives in areas such as poverty, youth smoking, alcohol use and risky sexual behavior have led to the improvement of children's lives. Although he acknowledges the importance of the UNICEF study, the Minister of Social Protection, Jim Murphy, says he is using some data that is out of date.
(Arina Avram)
Read the whole article in: Truth
February 15, 2007