The list of annual Best Countries rankings done in partnership by Y&R’s BAV Consulting, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania was recently published with Sweden voted the best country for women.
Sweden offers pregnant women free or subsidized prenatal care and has one of the most generous paid parental leave polices, for both men and women, in the world.
According to Vogue Parents also get 480 days of paid leave, split between the two partners. The government even gives out a monthly allowance per child to help cover child-rearing costs until their 16th birthday.
Sweden was also voted as the best place to raise kids, and the best country for green living.
Denmark was voted the second best country in the world for women, followed by Norway, Netherlands, and Canada. The United States was ranked number 16.