The World Family Map is a comprehensive report that identifies and tracks family factors affecting child and family well-being, across 60 countries. The study reveals that in all regions of the world the family itself is undergoing major changes, with declining fertility rates, declining marriage and increasing cohabitation rates, and increasing proportions of children living with one or no parent. Extended families, or families with additional relatives living with them, are common in many regions. While poverty rates are high in many developing countries, there are some bright spots: nutrition and parental education have improved.
The World Family Map is produced by Child Trends and a range of educational and nongovernmental institutions from across the globe. This is the second annual edition.