In the modern era, there is so much that we have to consider when it comes to raising a family. Both the parents want the best for their children and even for themselves, and there are many challenges that lie in the way. But not every country can necessarily provide the comfort people usually seek. With respect to this, there are six basic categories in which people look for the best when raising their families.
The first and foremost most important property to consider is safety. If the country cannot guarantee you a safe and secure living, then it's obvious that everything else won't fall into place. Crime rate, general law and order, human rights issues all fall under the umbrella of safety. Nobody would want to live in a country where it feels more like a prison and less like home, let alone raise a family.
Happiness comes in at second. This is important because all other indices will act as contributors to how happy a family is. A country's suicide rates can provide drastic information related to its happiness levels. The happiness index depends upon how good and proper the other factors are.
At third, we have the cost index, in which the budget set by the country's government plays an important role. This is critical if the country's economic condition is not good and unstable, as that will mean an increase in taxes and the prices of all products and services will become higher than usual as well. Jobs with appropriate salaries are necessary, as this will lead to better income and more chances of equal and well-balanced household finance management.
At number four we have health. We can connect this with the country's atmosphere and the services provided by hospitals. Climate change is a big issue right now and we cannot ignore that air and chemical pollution are the two biggest contributors. With countries that have a huge number of smoke-emitting vehicles and chemical industries not taking necessary precautions related to dumping, the health risks are higher. People can eventually end up with life-threatening lung diseases, infected water and more.
At number five, comes in education. Free programs have been built for students who cannot afford fees. If the program is not entirely free, then at least multiple financial aid options should be available so that deserving students' education doesn't come to a halt. Every child deserves an equal education.
Finally, at number six we have time. This is directly related to work hours. Ever since technology has taken over almost every sphere of our lives, our work hours have increased. More than that, issues of equality come in when an employee asks for a leave due to some urgent condition. In this case, the most important consideration is for females who seek maternity leaves or leaves for any purpose at all, regardless of gender. A country that doesn't provide any work-life balance will cause fatigue in the family.
All of these indices are arranged randomly and in the order in which they appear in the infographic below. These are equally important and they are somehow connected with one another. We need to join the dots in order to focus on the bigger picture. Check out the infographic below for the countries that perform the best and the worst in all of these categories!
Infographic by: Asher & Lyric