These Are The Top Countries To Raise Kids

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As we all know, there are several different factors that help in making our family lives just a little bit easier. From healthcare, to a quality education and even a generous maternity leave system, these five countries have managed to set the standard very high for others to follow.

According to a survey that was conducted by InterNations, Finland is one of the best countries in the world for families. That’s because for those who live and work abroad, they find the country to be a top-quality place for children’s health, safety and over-all well-being. If that weren’t enough, Finland also boasts some of the best schools in the world.

Canada is another country that is incredibly family-friendly, as it has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, high employment rates, and low crime statistics. If that weren’t enough, it’s also a great place to raise culturally-minded kids with an exceptional music, film and, art scene.

Now, the one thing that Finland and Canada don't have is a lot of warm weather and sunshine year round. That’s probably why a lot of expat families are moving to Australia these days. If you are looking to make the move to Oz, you are in luck: the country is often regarded as one of the best non-European country to raise kids. Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth are also home to some of the world’s most livable cities.

Denmark is also another country that should be proud of it's family-friendly lifestyle. Just like many of its Scandinavian counterparts, the Danes are very proud of their stellar record when it comes to safety, healthcare, maternity laws, and outdoor activities for children. Also, Denmark is one of very few countries that gives both mothers and fathers up to 23 weeks of paid paternity leave.

Sweden rounds off our top five list because it’s got one of the best school systems in the world, and if followed closely by Japan. Sweden is considered one of the safest places to raise a family in Europe. What’s more, Swedish kids also make it no secret that they are one of the happiest children in the world too, thanks to the Swedes and their strong traditions and family-oriented philosophies.

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