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May 12 2013

USA! USA! USA!


Happy Mothers’ Day, maybe — the U.S. is one of the worst places in the industrialized world to be a mother. That is, at least, according to a report published earlier this week by Save The Children. The NGO based its index on “the lifetime risk of maternal death, the under-five mortality rate, years of formal schooling, income per capita, and the participation of women in government.” The U.S. ranked 30th, according to the measure.

2 comments

  1. 1
    thebookofdave

    Yea, well at least we’re holding our own against third world toilets. And we’re doing it without socialized medicine!

  2. 2
    smrnda

    Whenever I run across “USA USA WE’RE THE BEST” proponents I ask them to cite a single statistic that makes this look the best country to live.

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