If you want to get your mom something really great for Mother’s Day, send her to Norway – it’s the best place in the world to be a mom.
The Nordic country’s low maternal and child mortality rates and high rates of women’s life expectancy and years in school earned it top spot on Save the Children’s 12th annual Mothers’ Index, released on Tuesday. You could send your mom to Canada, but that’s assuming you think she only deserves to live in the 20th best country for moms. That’s right, Canada didn’t even crack the top 10, a group of countries made up of, in order, Norway, Australia, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, New Zealand, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands and France. Here’s how Canada stacked up in several key areas of the report, with Norway’s figures added for comparison’s sake:.