Anonymous asked: I asked the last question and wanted to clarify. In the USA there is a lot of tension between the sexes such as fighting, cheating, and the highest divorce rates we've ever had. My question was more like, 'is there more love' or 'is it a good place to start a family'. So I meant more about family values, being monogamous, and just generally how nice people are there. I may move to Iceland for work someday and I ask since I'm single. You don't have to post this, maybe just edit the question =)
I think Iceland is a great place to start a family. Main benefits are minimal crime, social benefits, good free education and health care.
Oh yeah and the kids can be outside at midnight playing soccer in the summer midnight sun.
Unfortunately I can’t really quantify or compare family values or love. The divorce rate in Iceland is actually not that high (2 per 1000 inh. p. y.), but what skews that figure is that the marriage rate is low. So there are actually a lot of single parents in Iceland, I’d guess higher than in the US. But I would also guess that Iceland is a really nice country to be a single parent in. Again because of state support and also since most people live in Reykjavík, you don’t have to split families up as much.
Hope that answers something :)