UNICEF looked at factors determining the mental and physical well-being of our children, such as our education system, health care access and poverty.
Belgium is doing well on a number of points, but there are a couple of things giving rise to concern: one in four Belgian children is obese (only seven countries have a worse score), and one in three 15-year-olds are unable to read a text and understand the content. Still, looking at basic proficiency in reading and mathematics together, Belgium is not doing bad at all with 11th place.
Another problem is child poverty: Belgium drops to 29th place in this respect, since one in five children grow up in a low-income family.
Turkey, Mexico and Greece have the lowest score on the general list. Click here to consult the complete report: "World of Influence, understanding what shapes child well-being in rich countries."