The Economist Intelligence Unit :  

You Would Want to be Born in Denmark

2013.01.09

Where should an unborn child wish to be born? To answer this question, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company of The Economist has analyzed which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead.

Danes celebrating the Queen's birthday. By Silje Bergum Kinsten - norden.org

Denmark ranks fifth right after two other Nordic countries. Compared to the same study completed 25 years ago, Denmark has improved its ranking significantly from rank 24 to 5.

The Danish Minister for Trade and Investment, Mrs. Pia Olsen Dyhr, says:

- “I am convinced that the Danish welfare model is a major reason why Denmark is one of the best places to live also in the future. We have a well-functioning and trust-worthy public sector which supports citizens and companies and assures a high level of education and research. Foreign companies and employees appreciate this.”

The study measures the quality of life across countries by linking the results of subjective life-satisfaction surveys—how happy people say they are—to objective determinants like wealth, crime, trust in public institutions and the health of family life. In all, the index takes 11 statistically significant indicators into account.

Read more about the Economist Intelligence Unit's study.

Other recent rankings:

World Bank: Denmark is the Easiest Place to Do Business in Europe 

Goldman-Sachs: Denmark no. 1 in the world for Commercial Success

Transparency International: Denmark is the Least Corrupt Country in the World

Heidrick & Struggles: Denmark has best workforce in the world

Scientific American Worldview : Denmark one of the best countries for biotechnology innovation

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