Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Norway rated Best for Moms
Not news to Norwegians, but maybe news to us, according to a new study, the best place in the world to be a mom is Norway!
According to the Save the Children's 12th annual Mother's Index released on May 3rd, maternal and child mortality rates are low, women's life expectancy and years in school are high, and the average maternity leave is about one year - and paid to boot! Plus, a typical Norwegian woman lives to be 83 years old!
The United States meanwhile places 31st while Afghanistan comes in last.
Released every year in the days before Mother's Day, the international nonprofit group's ranking analyzes the maternal and child indicators and other published information of 164 countries.
So not only is Norway an amazing place to visit with stunning scenery and activities, but also a wonderful place to live.
Posted by Hurtigruten US at 9:04 AM