Statistical Handbook on the World's Children
At the beginning of the 21st century, there is a growing global consciousness of the issues affecting children and a commitment to address them. The ... Show synopsis At the beginning of the 21st century, there is a growing global consciousness of the issues affecting children and a commitment to address them. The "Statistical Handbook on the World's Children" responds to the significant need for a comprehensive collection of international statistical material on children that can be quickly accessed and easily understood by the general researcher. Organized into eight sections covering such general subject areas as demography, education, health and nutrition, disease, economics, social life, and crime, the "Handbook" offers data on some of the most important aspects of these broad-ranging topics. Each section begins with a general introduction and explanation of indicators to help the user make sense of the data, which is drawn from a wide range of recognized sources including: the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the International Criminal Police Organization, the U.S. Census Bureau, the World Bank, as well as regional and government reports, studies from nongovernmental organizations, and private research papers. Care has been taken to capture the latest available data for all indicators and Web citations, where available, are included in the source notes. More than just another statistical reference, the "Handbook" concludes with an appendix containing the text of several of the most important international documents related to children as well as a glossary of useful terms, and a list of key organizations devoted to children.