What is life like for children living in Estonia? How child-friendly is the Estonian society? Children’s well-being is an important discussion topic and the focus of many organisations, political forces and the media. For a better overview on the topic, it is necessary to collect data and study the situation and opportunities of children from various perspectives.
Statistics Estonia focuses on many areas of children’s lives, such as the environment they grow up in, their living conditions, poverty and social exclusion, the coping of households with children and population trends.
The statistics provide information, such as:
- how many children are born in Estonia each year;
- how many children live in Estonia;
- what is the expenditure of households with children per member of household;
- how many children are at risk of poverty or live in poverty.
The statistics provide important information on the situation of children in Estonia. Such data are needed for preparing laws relating to children and for measuring child well-being.
|Paying rent or utility bills in time||7.4|
|Adequately warm home||1.5|
|Eating meat, fish or a protein equivalent every second day||1.4|
|Week holiday away from home||13.9|
|Replacing furniture when worn out or damaged||11.9|
|Having at least two pairs of outdoor shoes in a good condition||2.1|
|Spending a small amount of money each week on him/herself||5.8|
|Participating regularly in a leisure activity that costs money||6.1|
|Getting together with friends or family for a drink or meal at least once a month||2.5|
|Having internet connection at home for personal use when needed||..|
|Replacing worn-out clothes with new ones||3.0|
Households spent more on food, housing and household equipment but cut down on other expenses
Expenditure on food and dwelling account for a third of the household budget
Children’s Subjective Well-Being in Local and International Perspectives
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