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ERIC Number: ED595644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 88-85401-94-5
ISSN: ISSN-1605-7317
A League Table of Child Maltreatment Deaths in Rich Nations. Innocenti Report Card. Issue No. 5
Adamson, Peter; Micklewright, John; Schnepf, Sylke; Wright, Anna
This report represents the first ever attempt to draw a comparative picture of the physical abuse of children in the 27 richest nations of the world. UNICEF research estimates that almost 3,500 children under the age of 15 die from physical abuse and neglect every year in the industrialized world. The greatest risk is among younger children. A small group of countries -- Spain, Greece, Italy, Ireland and Norway -- appear to have an exceptionally low incidence of child maltreatment deaths; Belgium, the Czech Republic, New Zealand, Hungary and France have levels that are four to six times higher. The United States, Mexico and Portugal have rates that are between 10 and 15 times higher than those at the top of the league table. The good news is that child deaths from maltreatment appear to be declining in the great majority of industrialized countries.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (Italy), Innocenti Research Centre
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Austria; Belgium; Canada; Czech Republic; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Japan; South Korea; Luxembourg; Mexico; Netherlands; New Zealand; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Slovakia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States