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I wouldn't get too wound up about the UN Survey, indeed the criteria has been halved from last years study, with a major criteria ranking being the percentage of women in a countries Parliament, coupled with educational attainment of women. The usual suspects did well in the survey, with small Nordic/Scandinavian countries doing particularly well as usual, but then again such countries would as they have some of the highest taxes in the world and a range of free education and welfare programmes for women. The fact that people in the top rated country Finland spend half the year living in the dark and are as depressed as hell doesn't seem to register with the UN.
BBC News - UK fails to make top 20 in mother's index
Nordic model - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Climate of the World: Finland - Weather UK - weatheronline.co.uk
Indeed don't the Finns drink to excess, have a massive suicide rate as well as one of the worst homicide rates in Europe, and have terrible arctic winters as well as being immersed in the dark for months on end, still happy mothering.
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Seriously though. We have been saying this for years in the States. People (especially democrats) don't really seem to understand the whole narrow criteria that highlights some areas and trashes others.
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