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Author: Toychest19 Subject: Top ten places to work and LIVE
ken
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posted on 08-20-2012 at 16:52 Reply With Quote Report Post to Moderator
Top ten places to work and LIVE

A report from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the Better Life Initiative


10. France

Work Life Balance Index: 7.0
Time devoted to leisure and personal care: 16.06 hours
Employment rate of women with children: 68 percent
Employees working very long hours: 0.09 percent

9. Portugal

Work Life Balance Index: 7.7
Time devoted to leisure and personal care: 15.80 hours
Employment rate of women with children: 67 percent
Employees working very long hours: 0.05 percent

8. Germany

Work Life Balance Index: 8.0
Time devoted to leisure and personal care: 16.14 hours
Employment rate of women with children: 66 percent
Employees working very long hours: 0.05 percent

7. Sweden

Work Life Balance Index: 8.1
Time devoted to leisure and personal care: 15.48 hours
Employment rate of women with children: 76 percent
Employees working very long hours: 0.01 percent

6. Switzerland

Work Life Balance Index: 8.2
Time devoted to leisure and personal care: 15.74 hours
Employment rate of women with children: 79 percent
Employees working very long hours: 0.06 percent

5. Belgium

Work Life Balance Index: 8.4
Time devoted to leisure and personal care: 16.61 hours
Employment rate of women with children: 63 percent
Employees working very long hours: 0.04 percent

4. Finland

Work Life Balance Index: 8.4
Time devoted to leisure and personal care: 15.95 hours
Employment rate of women with children: 76 percent
Employees working very long hours: 0.04 percent

3. Netherlands


Work Life Balance Index: 8.7
Time devoted to leisure and personal care: 16.06 hours
Employment rate of women with children: 75 percent
Employees working very long hours: 0.01 percent

#2 Norway

Work Life Balance Index: 8.8
Time devoted to leisure and personal care: 16.05 hours
Employment rate of women with children: 79 percent
Employees working very long hours: 0.03 percent

#1 Denmark

Work Life Balance Index: 9.1

Time devoted to leisure and personal care: 16.31 hours
Employment rate of women with children: 78 percent
Employees working very long hours: 0.02 percent

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posted on 08-24-2012 at 16:45 Reply With Quote Report Post to Moderator
are you kidding

It's completely unrealistic to compare the U.S. to any of these countries. They all have a completely different culture. Take Denmark, as an example. It's 91% Danish, which means similar values and morals and attitudes.We incorporate hundreds of nationalities and races into our culture. They have high employment taxes (49%) and high sales tax (25%) to fund all their social programs, but the programs benefit many. They also have low unemployment and low poverty rates. However, the US has much more poverty (27%) in their elderly immigrant population than the Danish elderly (1.1%).
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Netherlands

I work in the Netherlands. I get 8 weeks paid holiday, a very reasonably priced health insurance plan and I work for a company that has flex hours. We have public transportation that is clean, efficient and plentiful. The Netherlands is an extremely integrated society. There are people from all walks of life living in Holland. And oddly enough, they have almost none of the social problems that the US has.

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posted on 09-04-2012 at 14:52 Reply With Quote Report Post to Moderator
comparison?

How does a place like FRANCE compare to a place like the Netherlands when it comes to public transportation, i am tired of the terrible public transit in the US and am hoping to eventually live somwhere I dont need a car maybe just a bike or something
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