OECD Child Well-Being Portal

The OECD Child Well-Being Portal is a platform for conducting policy-oriented research on children, enhancing child well-being and promoting equal opportunities among children. As policy interventions for children in OECD countries increasingly overarch traditional policy fields, demand has grown for better comparative information across a range of children's outcomes. The Portal also includes the OECD Child Well-Being Data Portal, which gathers data and information from different sources on child well-being outcomes and policies. 


How can we help stop child labour?

In 2016, about one-in-ten children (152 million in total) aged 5 to 17 were engaged in child labour worldwide, many of them as unpaid family workers in agriculture. Nearly half of the children in child labour were in hazardous work and exposed to serious health and safety risks. 
Sustainable Development Goal target 8.7 aims to eradicate child labour in all its forms by 2025. To meet this goal, countries must adopt policies that strengthen social protection, improve education, and foster technological advancement. This will reduce both the supply of and the demand for child labour.
See more from this new OECD Policy Brief on Child Well-Being (February 2019).

OECD Child Well-Being Data Portal

Access the child well-being data portal

Key documents

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Ongoing work

Ongoing OECD work aims at identifying policies to promote the well-being of children in the context of policy concerns about unequal opportunities and declining social mobility observed in many OECD countries. 

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Other resources

See here a list of OECD data resources, other websites, as well as a complete list of OECD publications and reports related to child well-being.

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