SPAIN is the seventh best country in the world to be a mother.
Save the Children has revealed its 16th annual Mother’s Index, and Spain has left the UK way behind in 24th, while Norway came first.
This comes as a different survey by MumAbroad.com found that half of expat mums in Spain, France, Italy and Germany never want to return to their home country.
Overall, 62% of mothers ranked quality of life better in their adoptive countries than where they came from, but many also felt the education system is worse.
Interestingly, children’s activities and children’s services were also perceived as worse in their new countries by around a third of expat mothers.
Exactly 50% of those surveyed said they had given birth in their adoptive country, and the majority (85%) agreed it had been a positive experience.
Just less than half believed they had integrated well, citing learning a new language as the main hindrance.