Top 5 Countries for Women

Northern European countries often rank among thehappiest countries on Earth, being praised for their array of free public services and social inclusion. Studies have shown that same countries score particularly high in taking care of their elderly, as well, with Danish women over 65 reporting to be the happiest in the European block. It's little surprise, then, that Scandinavian countries dominated the 2019 list of the Best Countries for Women.

The Best Countries for Women is a perception-based ranking based on the responses of nearly 9,000 women who filled out surveys for the 2019 Best Countries rankings. The ranking is derived from a compilation of five equally weighted country attributes: care about human rights, gender equality, income equality, progress and safety.

These are the top five countries.