Majority of Iceland's babies are born to unwed parents
Different cultures tend to have varying perspectives on marriage and family, but one in particular stands out as having contrasting views from those found in the U.S.
A recent CNN report points out that while 40 percent of American babies are born to unwed parents, Iceland tops the global list at 67 percent.
In fact, according to the New Yorker, the country has a "distinctive culture of single motherhood."
The feasibility of this lifestyle has been attributed to generous leave policies, relatively inexpensive preschools, and a strong network of people to help out.
There are also little to no social stigmas about having a baby out of wedlock, according to one local woman, because Iceland is a largely secular society.
The relatively high rate of divorce has also been considered to be a reflection of this lack of judgment among peers mixed with a practical approach to life.
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