The World Family Map 2014: Mapping Family Change and Child Well-being Outcomes

Child Trends

STI is pleased to support important research into family trends around the globe.

The release of the 2014 World Family Map Report marks STI’s second year sponsoring the project.

This year, the main essay focuses on Children’s health outcomes. The main essay is titled “Family Instability and Early Childhood Health in the Developing World”

The report uses World Family Indicators to assess:

  • Family Structure
  • Family Socioeconomics
  • Family Process
  • Family Culture

with regard to health outcomes for children

The inaugural edition of the World Family Map provided indicators of family well-being worldwide and an essay focusing on family living arrangements and education outcomes. This second annual edition of the World Family Map, provides updated indicators and a new essay focusing on union stability and early childhood health in developing countries, as well as a brief analysis of psychological distress among 9- to 16-year-olds in the European Union, in a supplement titled “Family Structure Across Europe and Children’s Psychological Health.”

STI published the Spanish translation of the report in September, 2014.

Download the Report in English and in Spanish.