Around the world, national laws and policies shape children’s access to education, healthcare, and the fundamental resources and opportunities they need to survive and thrive. In 2013, WORLD Founding Director Jody Heymann and Kristen McNeill published Children’s Chances, a detailed look at what works to ensure all children worldwide have the chance to fulfill their potential. Drawing on WORLD’s unique globally comparative policy data, Children’s Chances identifies successes and persistent challenges across critical areas like child labor, child marriage, health, education, poverty, discrimination, and parental care, and provides a roadmap for further progress.
To learn more, watch the video above from the Children’s Chances launch at the Royal Society in London, or check out the following resources:
- Read the Children’s Chances summary report
- Explore WORLD's childhood data
- Access the Children’s Chances regional and thematic factsheets, exploring topics like education, child labor, and child marriage. These factsheets are available in English, French, and Spanish.
- Visit the Children’s Chances page at Harvard University Press to view the Table of Contents, read reviews, and get the book