A new study has ranked 35 countries, using six different categories, to discern which are the best for raising a family. The Czech Republic ranks 10th overall, behind Belgium, Austria and Germany.
Where is the best place to raise a family?
A new study by the travel and family journalism company Asher & Lyric has ranked 35 OECD countries on how good they are to raise families in.
Their “Raising a Family Index” is based on six different categories: Safety, Happiness, Cost, Health, Education and Time. Each category is made up of five different criteria, with data taken from several internationally renowned sources.
The Czech Republic ranks 10th overall, garnering high scores across all five categories. It ranked particularly highly for the safety level (A), while it reported its lowest score for happiness (D), recording one of the ranking’s lowest scores in that category. It scored B in all other fields.
Mexico and the United States received the lowest rankings in the index—the only two countries to receive ‘F’ grades overall.
The index is largely focused on the challenges faced by families in the US and focuses its analysis on what its key findings ‘mean for American families,’ but does include short analyses of the five countries that fared the best and worst in each of its subcategories.
Raising a Family Index: Top 10 countries
The top seven countries in 2020 Raising a Family Index were as follows:
- 1, Iceland
- 2. Norway
- 3. Sweden
- 4. Finland
- 5. Luxembourg
- 6. Denmark
- 7. Germany
- 8. Austria
- 9. Belgium
- 10. Czech Republic
For more information, including links to the sources used for the Index, a breakdown of the methodology and weighting as well as the complete ranking, you can check out the Raising a Family Index on the Asher & Lyric website.
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