The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) advocates for children in every country around the world. They regularly issue reports on the state of childhood, children's education, education equality, and children's health and welfare to help understand where there is need. A few years ago, they ranked countries in order of how happy its children are. At the top? The Netherlands.
According to the rankings, Dutch kids' education, their material well-being and behaviors and risks were the best in the world. Their happiness is attributed to a non-competitive, low-stress school culture and a good work-life balance for parents, among other reasons.