Children

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. 

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Engaging Young Children : Lessons from Research about Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care

The first years of life lay the foundations for a child’s future development and learning. Many countries have increased their financial support for provision of early childhood education and care (ECEC) over the past years. More recently, the focus of debate has been shifting from expanding access to affordable ECEC to enhancing its quality.  A growing body of research suggests that the magnitude of the benefits for children will depend on the level of quality of early childhood services, with especially strong evidence in the case of disadvantaged children. This book expands the knowledge base on this topic. It draws lessons from a cross-national literature review and meta-analysis of the relationship between early childhood education and care structure (e.g. child-staff ratios, staff training and qualifications), process quality (i.e. the quality of staff-child interactions and developmental activities), and links to child development and learning.

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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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Contacts

For child outcomes & policies: social.contact@oecd.org
For education-related work: edu.contact@oecd.org
For the well-being agenda: wellbeing@oecd.org

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