UNICEF ranks Romania last in the child well-being chart of developed countries, USA being also in last four. According to a study revealed by UNICEF, Romania ranks 29 out of 29. The study is of 29 of the world’s richer countries in Europe and North America. Romania ranks 29 in four of the five areas tested: material well-being, health and safety, education and housing and environment. Only in one category, behaviours and risks, does Romania rank higher – 27. The Netherlands tops the chart, based on data from 2009-2010, followed by Norway and Iceland.
The other countries at the top of the list were Finland, Sweden, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Belgium, and Ireland. Denmark did not come out as well as its Nordic neighbours, ranking at number 11. Romania remained at the foot of the table, behind Latvia, Lithuania and the United States.