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The U.S. ranks 6th in college students aged 20-24

9 January 2010 Leave a comment

According to Eurostat, 34.0% of Americans aged 20-24 are enrolled in college, which makes the United States rank sixth out of thirty six ranked nations in that category. Slovenia ranks first, with 46.1% of all 20 to 24 year old residents enrolled in college.

The U.S. ranks 24th in government function

30 April 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index 2008, the United States has a government functioning score of 7.86 out of 10, which makes the United States tied for twenty-fourth with Austria, Brazil, Cape Verde, Slovenia, South Africa, and Spain in that category. Finland and Sweden are tied for first, scoring a perfect 10.

The EIU explains the significance of this score: “Most measures [of democracy] also include aspects of the minimum quality of functioning of government. If democratically-based decisions cannot or are not implemented then the concept of democracy is not very meaningful or it becomes an empty shell” (16).

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The U.S. ranks 134th in parental leave

27 December 2008 4 comments

According to the Clearinghouse on International Developments in Child, Youth and Family Policies, the United States ranks 134th out of 164 countries in terms of guaranteed maternity and parental leave policies. Slovenia ranks first.