Lithuanian children unhappiest in EU

  • 2006-08-09
  • By TBT staff
VILNIUS - Lithuanian children and teenagers feel worse than their EU member state peers, a York University study based on surveys by the World Health Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has shown.
Scientists developed a Child Wellbeing Index (CWI) based on eight criteria. According to this index, Lithuanian children live in the worst environment of all EU member states, feel least safe, and have the worst opinion about their quality of life.
Lithuania is at the end of the list in three more categories: the poor material situation of children (22nd place of 25), bad relations in families and with contemporaries (20th of 25), and children feel little involved in the activities of public organizations.