Feeding my longstanding fantasy about running away to Norway (where affordable education, health care and gainful employment aren’t mythical concepts) is this Gawker article:
The best country for mothers was, as usual, found to be Norway. Nordic countries are the Marcia Brady’s of these rankings, always earning top spots thanks to their high levels of education, government-sponsored maternity-care programs, and sea-wise Viking instincts.
The U.S. placed 25th out of 43, which - though an improvement over last year’s ranking of 31 - is still pretty sub-par for a developed country.
As for T&T, we placed 25th out of 80 on the “Tier II: Less Developed Countries” list. Not bad. By way of context we ranked 5th out of the 8 Caribbean countries on that particular list. Belize, Guyana and Suriname came after. (See it all here.)