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In Iceland, marriage isn’t an institution; it’s not even a hobby. Instead, Iceland is a country with tons of divorce and the highest percentage of working mothers. Sound like a formula for social ruin? Hardly. Icelanders are among the happiest (and healthiest) people on Earth — and raising lots of happy, self-confident kids. Find out why in the animated infographic (below) from our friends at Newsbound.

Sean Braswell

Sean Braswell


Sean Braswell is a Senior Writer at OZY. He writes about history, politics, film, sports, and anything in which he gets to use the word “dystopian.”

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