The kids are (not) all right—UNICEF report ranks US child welfare 26th of 29 rich countries

by Charles M Blow

According to a Unicef report issued last week — “Child Well-Being in Rich Countries” — the United States once again ranked among the worst wealthy countries for children, coming in 26th place of 29 countries included. Only Lithuania, Latvia and Romania placed lower, and those were among the poorest countries assessed in the study.