Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Top 10 Best Places to Be a Mother

Houses in Australia and Sweden. 

Among the top 10 best places to be a mother:
1. Norway
2. Australia
3. Iceland
4. Sweden
5. Denmark
6. New Zealand

7. Finland

8. the Netherlands 
9. Belgium
10. Germany

Among the bottom 10 places:   Afghanistan ranks last, preceded by Niger, Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Yemen, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Sudan, Eritrea and Equatorial Guinea.

The United States places 28, down from 27 in 2009, primarily because its rate for maternal mortality – 1 in 4,800 – is one of the highest in the developed world.   The US also ranks behind many other wealthy nations in terms of the generosity of maternity leave policies.

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