Topics » Global Health   May 7, 2012

Best and Worst Countries for Moms

Best: Sweden

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Best: NorwayBest: Iceland Best: Sweden Best: New ZealandBest: Denmark Worst: Niger Worst: Afghanistan Worst: Yemen Worst: Guinea-BissauWorst: Mali

Best: Sweden

Sweden has the most generous parental leave program in the world, according to Save the Children. Parents are given a total of 480 days of maternity or paternity leave per child, and they are entitled to 80 percent of their salary. Women in Sweden are expected to live until age 84, and women hold almost half the seats in the national government.
Click here to read the entire Save the Children report

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