Tuesday, February 20, 2007

US Ranks Below Austria, Hungary in Child Health

It's hard to believe -- well, not really -- but the U.S. ranks 20th among 21 "wealthy countries" when it comes to a child's "well-being." This according to a UNICEF report that was reported widely, including this USAToday article.

The only country to fair worse in the study, which looked at infant mortality, birth weight, immunization, and death among other factors, was the UK.

Rather than admit they had some work to do, and assure the country it would redouble its efforts to protect their most valuable resource, the British Department for Education and Skills tossed out excuses. "In many cases the data used is several years old," said a spokeswoman.

I did some digging and couldn't find any response from US leadership.

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