I was born in Fiji…plenty more readers were born here. In 1988 New Zealand was ranked by The Economist as the 18th best place in the world to be born…now we are 7th.
David Shearer is a big fan of Finland and wants us to emulate them in many respects…probably including sliding down the scale to 11th place.
The Economist Intelligence Unit recently published its “Where To Be Born in 2013″ list, a measure of which countries provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead.
WOND, an infographics and data visualization outfit based outside London, has put together a great repackaging of the data, which also included the list from 1988.
Needless to say, things have changed over the past 25 years.