A Student of History

September 5, 2007

We’re #8!!

Filed under: The world today — John Maass @ 6:49 am

Pocket World in Figures 2008, published by The Economist, takes an annual look at 200 economic markers as diverse as contraception use, children’s well-being and murders and executions to come up with a “quality of life list. ” 

Norway tops the “human development” – or quality of life – index, followed by Iceland and Australia.


1. Norway

2. Iceland

3. Australia

4. Ireland

5. Sweden

6. Canada

7. Japan

8. USA

9.= Finland, Netherlands, Switzerland

12. Belgium, Luxembourg

14. Austria

15. Denmark

16. France

17.= Italy, United Kingdom

19. Spain

20. New Zealand


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