UK scored poorly in income equality and political instability caused by Brexit
Scandinavian nations praised for ‘generous’ healthcare and education systems
US came 18th – authors cited gun violence, racial tensions and income inequality
The best countries in the world for raising a child have been revealed – and the UK does not feature in the top ten. Britain ranked 11th in the annual Best Countries report, despite its economy dwarfing every nation above it, while the US came 18th. Scandinavian countries dominated the top of the rankings, with Denmark, Sweden and Norway clinching the first, second and third spots. Denmark was hailed as the best place to start a family because of its ‘generous maternity and paternity leave policies’, as well as free healthcare and education.
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