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Apparently, the land of the free and the home of the brave is not the best place to start a family. In fact, the United States barely cracked the top 20 Best Countries for Raising Kids, which is part of the Best Countries report released by U.S. News & World Report this week. The rankings are drawn from a global perceptions-based survey of more than 20,000 people, who assessed 73 different nations on 65 different attributes.
The article goes on to state the following:
For the list of Best Countries to Raise Kids, nations were ranked based on scores for eight attributes, including: caring about human rights; being considered family friendly; gender equality; being seen as happy; income equality; safety; having well-developed public education; and having well-developed health care systems
Surprise, surprise — Nordic countries topped the list, as they have for the last few years. Denmark took the top spot, followed by Sweden and Norway. Danes ranked highly for quality of life and citizenship, with high marks for gender equality, caring about human rights and the environment, as well as demonstrating income equality and public safety. Canada and the Netherlands rounded out the top five. The U.S. didn’t make the top 10; in fact, it was parked at No. 18, although that is a modest improvement from being in 20th place last. year.
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