03 May Can You Guess the World’s Best and Worst Places to be a Mother?
Mary Beth Powers, Huffington Post
I love being an American mom, but guess what, being a mom is even better for women in several other countries around the world. In the world’s best place to be a mother, I could expect an extra year of life and I would have enjoyed a year of paid maternity leave after the birth of each of my children. Plus, my own daughter would be expected to complete an extra year of school — for a total of 18.
What is this top-ranked country I’m talking about, where 40 percent of national elected officials are women (as compared to 17 percent here) and maternal and child mortality rates are among the very lowest in the world?