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International Comparisons

This page provides links to databases comparing the well-being of children in the U.S. with those in other countries.

Data sources include U.S. statistical agencies that are members of the Forum, (Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center for Education Statistics) as well as international data collection efforts undertaken by organizations such as the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO), and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

These international comparative data are presented for your information only. Data and points of view that are presented are not necessarily endorsed by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.

U.S. Census Bureau, International Data Base

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, International Labor Comparisons

National Center for Education Statistics, International Activities Program

United Nations Statistics Division

United Nations Children's Fund, State of the World's Children 2009

UNICEF Childinfo

World Health Organization Statistical Information System (WHOSIS)

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Statistics Portal

OECD Child Well-Being Activities

Health Behavior in School-aged Children

Luxembourg Income Study

The Clearinghouse on International Developments in Child, Youth, and Family Policies at Columbia University