An Atlas of Social Indicators of Children in China 2018
The 2018 Atlas of Social Indicators of Children in China is the culmination of the joint efforts and collaboration between the National Working Committee on Children and Women (NWCCW) under the State Council, the National Bureau of Statistics, and UNICEF. By bringing together the latest authoritative, official data on the main indicators of child survival, development and protection and presenting them in a visual manner, the Atlas has faithfully reflected the achievements, as well as issues and challenges in realizing children’s rights in China.
This is the third edition of the Atlas since its inaugural and second editions in 2010 and 2014 respectively. Compared with the previous editions, the 2018 Atlas seeks a higher level of disaggregation and data interpretation, and better alignment with relevant government plans and policies that have significant implications for children in China. It has also made efforts to link data to the SDG targets and indicators where appropriate, providing a basis for understanding the implementation, progress and major challenges faced in achieving the SDGs in China.
The Atlas provides a comprehensive statistical reference for government agencies, development partners, frontline workers and other stakeholders to better understand the current status of children’s development in China. And in doing so, we hope it lays a strong foundation for further analysis and evidence-based action, and drive policy change and implementation that changes the lives of children for the better.