Switzerland Is the Best Place To Be Born in
the World (and Britain Is 27th!)
is the best place to be born in the world in 2013 and Britain
is just 27th behind South Korea, the US and Israel, new research
in Switzerland will tend to be the happiest and have the best quality
of life judged in terms of wealth, health and trust in public institutions.
countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark also all make the top five
in a 'quality-of-life' index highlighting where it is best to be
born next year.
Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company of The Economist, attempts
to measure which country will provide the best opportunities for
a healthy, safe and prosperous life in years to come.
links the results of subjective life-satisfaction surveys how
happy people say they are to objective determinants of quality
of life across countries.
One of the
most important factors is being rich, but other factors come into
play including crime, trust in public institutions and the health
of family life.
In total, the
index takes into account 11 indicators.
fixed factors such as geography, others that change slowly over
time such as demography, social and cultural characteristics, and
the state of the world economy.
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