Topics » Global Health   May 7, 2012

Best and Worst Countries for Moms

Best: Denmark

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

Best: Denmark

Women in Denmark earn nearly three -quarters of what their male colleagues make -- one of the highest percentages in the developed world. Mothers can take up to 52 weeks of maternity leave at 100 percent of their salary. Denmark also has a very low under-5 mortality rate: four per 1,000 live births.
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