The West isn’t America

Family relations across the western world

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Unlike America, most Icelandic families are “unconventional”
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“70% of all Icelandic babies are born out of wedlock and Iceland is home to one of the highest divorce rates in the world.”

An interesting outlier at the opposite end of what family life represents in say Sri Lanka would be Iceland where almost nobody is born to a married couple and where divorce rates are the highest in the world. Yet is is also a very well-adjusted culture and like other Nordic nations it scores high on happiness, human development rankings etc.

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