Well-being of children

What conditions do children in Estonia live in and how child-friendly is the Estonian society? The section presents different aspects of children’s life: children’s living environment, poverty and social exclusion, the well-being of families with children, and demographic trends.

Nowadays, well-being and children’s well-being are widely used terms. Children’s well-being is in the focus of various organisations, institutions, political forces and the public sector. The aim of the section on children’s well-being is to define the concept of well-being from a child-centred perspective and to provide topics and indicators, which are used in measuring children’s well-being in Estonia and published regularly, keeping in mind national practices and needs as well as international trends and recommendations. Describing actual well-being requires a comprehensive characterisation of the situation and opportunities of children, incl. publishing relevant statistics.

Laste heaolu. Child Well-Being

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What is life like for children in Estonia? How child-friendly is the Estonian society? The publication analyses various aspects of children’s lives – the impact of the socio-economic environment on everyday life; children’s developmental environment, living conditions and leisure opportunities; poverty and social protection; the study environment; students’ health and health behaviour. The negative aspects are also covered – offences committed by minors and offences against minors. The publication includes an analysis of fertility indicators, the standard of living of households with children, and time use.
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Lapsed. Children

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The analytical publication provides an overview on the situation of children and the young in Estonian society. The children aged 0-14 and adolescents aged 15-18 are under observation. Different aspects have been discussed: fertility, education, children¿s safety, social protection, health, leisure, crime and households with children. The information is provided in overviews, diagrams and tables. Addressed to a wide range of users.
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