10 Best and 10 Worst Places To Be A Mommy

What are the world’s best and worst places to be a mother? Save The Children.org realeased it’s 13th annual Mothers’ Index report which reveals “Best and Worst Places to Be a Mom” rankings.  This report compares 165 countries around the globe by looking at factors such as a mother’s health, education and economic status, as well as critical child indicators such as health and nutrition. This year, the United States ranks 25th.

 Factors contributing to the United States low ranking include a high maternal mortality rate – mothers face a 1 in 2,100 risk of maternal death, the highest of any industrialized country; a relatively high mortality rate for children under five for developed countries (8 deaths per 1,000 live births); one of the worst maternity leave policies of any wealthy nation (12 weeks of unpaid leave); less than stellar rates of preschool enrollment; and a disappointing number of women in national government (only 17 percent of U.S. congressional seats are held by women).
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  1. Pat K.
    Pat K. says:

    The state of "being" in our country for children is indeed not high. I've known this for awhile now. It was magnified for me when I was working as a social worker in the field of child welfare. Many of the policies of the agencies I worked for were detrimental to the welfare of children in the families that we were supposed to be serving.

    This was several years ago, but I know that things have not improved; in fact they've gotten worse. Solution? When things are bad for our kids, the family is what has to "save" them.
    We must improve the state of our families, so that our children can grow up safe, loved and well in every area that exists. If we don't do this, the little ones won't have access to the education, housing, health care, etc. so that they can grow up and take their proper places in society.

  2. Kari
    Kari says:

    now i've got my reason to convince my husband to get out the country lol

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