One of World's Worst Places to Raise Kids is Britain

by Rajshri on  March 14, 2010 at 9:43 AM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
 One of World's Worst Places to Raise Kids is Britain
New research indicates the United Kingdom is one of the worst places in the world to raise a child.

According to a survey of expatriate parents, living and working in the United Kingdom is a tough task and one has to struggle to get good quality childcare and education.

Arranging education in Britain was found to be harder than in any of the other five countries involved in the survey commissioned by HSBC, including Australia, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates, reports The Telegraph.

More than half of respondents rated organizing schooling in the UK as difficult.

Lisa Wood, head of marketing and communications at HSBC, said: "When you're talking to an expat community you're obviously talking to people with a varied degree of experience in terms of different countries.

"The key centres around childcare and education... they were the things that were really highlighted. The UK has scored lower than some of the other countries in those respects."

As per the report, foreign children are more likely to be inactive when living in Britain.

However, the UK ranked highly in terms of cultural integration, with most respondents saying they were able to adapt to UK living "well" or "really well".

Wood said: "The UK is a great place to be able to dip into a number of different cultural experiences, from the countryside to the city."

More than 3,100 expats were consulted for the study.

The survey suggested that the best countries for foreign children to live were:

1. Australia

2. Singapore

3. Hong Kong

4. United Arab Emirates

5. United States

6. United Kingdom

Source: ANI

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