ERIC Number: ED253302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
The State of the World's Children, 1984.
United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.
Expanding on information provided in a softcover report of the same title, this hardcover edition contains additional chapters and presents a more complete picture of the revolution in child survival that UNICEF now believes to be possible. Part I, the annual message from the executive director of UNICEF, summarizes worldwide reaction to breakthroughs in knowledge and technique that now make it possible to improve the health of millions of children. Throughout this part, 26 inset panels describe successful efforts to improve children's health. Part II brings together six essays by medical authorities. These essays outline both the potential for and problems in using oral rehydration therapy, growth monitoring, breastfeeding, expanded immunization, family spacing, and food supplements for pregnant and lactating women and infants who are being weaned. In Part III, three novelists from the developing world write about their visits to countries where changes are being made to improve health and living conditions. Part IV reports a special UNICEF study of the impact of the current world recession on the world's children. Part V presents, in tabular form, economic and social statistics on all the nations of the world, with particular reference being made to children's well-being. These tables include data on the pattern of child deaths and information for 130 nations on basic child welfare indicators, nutrition, health, education, demographic indicators, and economic indicators. (CB)
Descriptors: Children, Demography, Developing Nations, Family Planning, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Immunization Programs, Infant Mortality, Intervention, Mothers, Nutrition, Physical Development, Physical Health, Statistical Data
Oxford University Press, Humanities and Social Sciences, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 (Hardcover, $19.95).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Books; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, New York, NY.