UNICEF report ranks best and worst ‘family-friendly’ nations

United Nations, Jun 14 (UNI) UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has revealed its latest rankings for countries which practice the most family-friendly policies; seen as critical to fostering childhood development.
According to a UN News report, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Estonia and Portugal top the list, among the 31 rich, mainly European nations, where data is available, according to the new UNICEF report.
Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, the United Kingdom and Ireland rank the lowest.
The policies seen as most effective, include paying parental leave at the equivalent of a full salary, and the State provision of childcare services for children up to the age of six.

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