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This is the best country in the world for women

No, it's not New Zealand.

It clearly wasn’t enough that Sweden took out the title for most powerful passport in the world, now it has another accolade to add to its list.
It’s also been named the best country in the world for women.
The recently released annual "Best Countries" index surveyed 9000 women from 80 countries and found the Swedes were the most chuffed with life.
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Reasons for their general contentment included gender equality being a top priority with "gender-neutral" schools and gender equality hiring policies in all workplaces, free or subsidised prenatal courses, as well as one of the most generous paid parental schemes: a whopping 480 days, split between the two partners, with 90 days reserved for the father. This can be taken by the hour, day, week, month until the child turns eight.
Education is a priority too, with two-thirds of all university degrees in Sweden awarded to women.
While not mentioned, no doubt their stylish and calming pastel Scandi-style homewares had something to do with it too.
Rounding out the top 10 list was:
2. Denmark
3. Norway
4. The Netherlands
5. Canada
6. Finland
7. Switzerland
8. Australia
9. Austria
10. New Zealand
Don't know about you but with New Zealand just scraping into the top 10, it's looking more and more like we should be learning from the Swedish.