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About Denmark – the happiest country in the world

Support for families, gender equality, health, mutual responsibility, but also an abundance of bicycles and intimacy; therefore the people, led by Helle Thorning-Schmidt is on top of happiness!

To assign the title of the happiest country of world, a survey was conducted by the United Nations of 156 countries. Thus, Denmark has gained an enviable victory associated with a number of parameters that define the quality of life.

But how Denmark managed to stand out among all the developed, rich and democratic countries? Here are the answers.

  • Support for parents

Just start with the support of families and parental leave for 52 weeks. For comparison, for example, there are 11 weeks in the USA. With the result that 79 percent of mothers are able to recover to the level of employment before the birth, contributing to family income 34-38 percent of the total.

  • In Denmark, health care is a right

As in other European countries, health care in Denmark is a fundamental right of citizens. The difference is that the relationship with medical institutions and resource management is much more effective. People turn an average of seven times a year to the base doctor, who directs any other clinical trials. Model is very different from many other countries, including the United States, where health care is tied to the insurance policy. People go to the doctor only four times a year, including in emergency situations. There is no consistency in the delivery of health care.

  • Gender equality is a reality.

Gender equality is not only in the family, that is, between the parents, but also in other spheres of society. The country is among the top ten countries in the World Economic Forum, in the presence of real equality between men and women. Together with the Scandinavian neighbors, bring it into reality. It is not surprising that the country is currently headed by former Prime woman, 47-year-old Social Democrat Helle Thoring-Schmidt.

  • Here, go to school and to work by bike is usual

In Copenhagen, 50 percent of people go to school or to work by bike. Two wheels is a standard vehicle. According to Forbes, in fact, for every kilometer on the bike instead of driving a car are saving 7.8 cents of the dollar in the areas of environmental pollution, accidents, congestion, noise and maintenance of infrastructures. Everyday cyclists in Copenhagen pedaled a total of about 1.2 million kilometers, saving a lot of money, and earning their health: it is enough for half an hour every day to improve the life expectancy of a few years.

  • Denmark is struggling with a severe climate with optimism and love.

Have you ever heard of "Hygge? Well, it's a word that almost means intimacy. But in fact, draws a much wider range of relationships. This concept is easy to explain: it consists essentially in the creation of warmth, comfort, pleasant and relaxing atmosphere with people who love you. Such existential mood coined in particular to overcome the rigidity of climate change and a few hours of light that characterizes the country, and could plunge the people into a state of anxiety and depression. Love, forbearance, mutual help move beyond the darkness and cold of winter

  • In Denmark, people feel accountable to each other

In Denmark, there is a genuine sense of responsibility, a sense of mutual belonging, a strong bond of citizens. What does it mean? For example, thanks to these basic understanding is active participation in volunteer activities. More than 40 percent of the population voluntarily devotes many hours interactions with cultural and sports associations, non-governmental, social, or political organizations. Not surprisingly, this group of people is about 101,000 of the population of 5.5 million people.