Child Well Being Index 2019: Highlights

Child Well Being Index 2019: Highlights

About

  • The report is released by the non-government organisation World Vision India and research institute IFMR LEAD. It measures and tracks children’s well-being.

Key Highlights

  • The report has been topped by Kerala and is followed by Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh.
  • Meghalaya, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh have been ranked at the bottom of the index.
  • The index has been prepared using a total of 24 indicators which are divided into three categories namely: Healthy individual development, positive relationships and protective contexts.
  • The report also provides insights on health, nutrition, education, sanitation and child protection.
  • Some of the key indicators such as mobile usage, digital access, financial literacy, mental health and quality of relationships between parents and children need to be studied in future in the changing world.
  • The report shows that even best-performing states in overall well being are not doing significantly good in indicators of health. 
  • Among Union Territories, Puducherry has topped with a score of 0.77. 
  • The report says that measures taken by top-ranked states are not 100 per cent up to the mark. 
  • One of the primary objectives of the report is to pay attention to the under-researched theme and inspire further academic and policy conversations on related issues. 
  • Stunting is a big issue and is directly linked to poor sanitation and lack of safe water. 
  • CEO of IFMR says, “Children have the potential to transform the country, but if neglected, they will exacerbate the burden of poverty and inequality.” 

Questions 

Q: 1. Child Well-Being index is prepared by?
a. World Vision India
b. World Health Organisation
c. IFMR LEAD
d. Both a & c

Q: 2. The Child Well-Being index is topped by?
a. Kerala
b. Tamil Nadu
c. Maharashtra
d. Karnataka
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