September 7, 2004 in Current Events

State of the World’s Mothers 2004

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According to Save the Children’s fifth annual Mothers’ Index, the top 10 countries to be a mother are:

1. Sweden
2. Denmark
2. Finland
4. Austria
4. Netherlands
6. Norway
7. Australia
7. Canada
9. United Kingdom
10. United States

Based on the indicators detailed below, how interesting that mothers in the United States barely make the top 10.

Save the Children’s fifth annual Mothers’ Index compares the well-being of mothers and children in 119 countries. The Index uses six indicators measuring the status of women: lifetime risk of maternal mortality, use of modern contraception, births attended by trained personnel, prevalence of anemia among pregnant women, female literacy, and participation of women in national government; and four indicators covering the well-being of children: infant mortality, nutritional status, primary school enrollment and access to safe water.

Link uncovered via Halley’s Comment.

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