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Tuesday, 17th August 2010

Lists & Rankings: The World's Best Countries

"A Newsweek Study of Health, Education, Economy and Politics."

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You should read this article about how the rankings were generated and created.

In Newsweek's first-ever Best Countries special issue, we set out to answer a question that is at once simple and incredibly complex—if you were born today, which country would provide you the very best opportunity to live a healthy, safe, reasonably prosperous, and upwardly mobile life? Many organizations measure various aspects of national competitiveness. But none attempt to put them all together. For this special survey, then, Newsweek chose five categories of national well-being—education, health, quality of life, economic competitiveness, and political environment—and compiled metrics within these categories across 100 nations.

This page offers sources and methodology.

See Also: Lists & Rankings: Quality of Life Worldwide City Rankings, 2010 from Mercer (via ResourceShelf; May 26, 2010)

Here are the Top 10 Overall

1. Finland

2. Switzerland

3. Sweden

4. Australia

5. Luxembourg

6. Norway

7. Canada

8. Netherlands

9. Japan

10. Denmark

11. United States.

14. United Kingdom

Source: Newsweek

See Also: Lists & Rankings: Quality of Life Worldwide City Rankings, 2010 from Mercer (via ResourceShelf)

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