Max Rady College of Medicine

How are Manitoba's Children Doing?

Brownell M, Chartier M, Santos R, Ekuma O, Au W, Sarkar J, MacWilliam L, Burland E, Koseva I, Guenette W. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012.

This study looked at nearly all children in the province 19 and under from the years 2000 to 2010. It measured children's well-being in four areas: physical and emotional health; safety and security; education; and social engagement and responsibility and found Manitoba children have been making some gains in health and social outcomes. Building on past research from MCHP, researchers found children from lower income areas generally experience poorer outcomes than children from high income areas. The study found differences in educational outcomes were not as great as those seen in areas of health however. Inequities tend to increase as children progress through school, suggesting that the early and middle years of childhood may present opportunities for programs and interventions that enables successful learning and reduce gaps.

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