Topics » Global Health   May 7, 2012

Best and Worst Countries for Moms

Worst: Yemen

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

Worst: Yemen

In Yemen, women earn 25 cents or less for every dollar men earn. Girls on average receive only seven years of formal education, and just 1 percent of parliamentary seats in Yemen are held by women.
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