With its relatively low rates of maternal and child deaths, high per capita income, and years of formal schooling, Canada is the 20th-best country in the world to be a mother, according to a new global ranking.
The organization Save the Children says Canadian mothers fare better than their counterparts in most other countries, but still fall behind those in Australia, Singapore and many European countries.
The 2015 Mother’s Index ranks Norway as the best country in the world to be a mother, followed by Finland and Iceland. Somalia ranked last out of the 179 countries in the index, scoring just below the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Contributed By Sonia Narula