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Norway, Australia and Iceland top best places for mothers

Sunday 8th May, 2011  

May 9, 2011 NEW YORK // The best place in the world to be a mother is Norway, where maternal and child mortality rates are low, women's life expectancy and years in school are high, and the average maternity leave is about one year, a new study measuring the well-being of mothers and babies shows. 

Afghanistan comes in last, and the United States is placed at 31st. Released every year in the days before many countries mark Mother's Day, the international nonprofit group's ranking analyses the maternal and child indicators and other published information of 164 countries. 

The survey considers Afghanistan the worst place to be a mother.

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