NGO Save the Children
Chile is ranked among the 13 best emerging countries in which to be a mother
Norway heads the world list.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The study places emphasis on the quality of life of children
The NGO Save The Children published a
study entitled “State of the World’s Mothers 2010”, a ranking that
establishes the best countries in which to be a mother and where Chile appears
in 13th place among the developing countries. Taking industrialized countries
into account, it drops to 56th place.
The report, which considered 166
countries, is led by Norway,
followed by Australia.
In Latin America, the list is headed by Cuba,
Argentina and Costa Rica, and farther down Colombia is ranked in a tie with Chile.
The study places emphasis on the quality
of life of children, and on this item Chile ranks fourth among the
developing countries and 47th in the general table. Norway also leads in this aspect.
The NGO also measured life expectancy of women, where Chile is on an
excellent footing, with an average of 82
years for Chilean women, only one year less than their Norwegian counterparts.
In terms of education, average schooling for girls born in the South American
country is 14 years, quite far below the Norwegian average of 18 years. Norway is very
well evaluated in all the variables reviewed.
Another interesting datum provided by the
research is the participation of women in politics, where Chile only has 14% of women occupying government
positions, against 40% in Norway.
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the entire study.