Can a Shorter Workweek Make People Happier? #infographic

 Can a Shorter Workweek Make People Happier? #infographic

Most people find the thought of a shorter workweek alluring. After all it can be hard to have enough time for the things we love. Is it fair to start working less on our search for happiness then? Advocates may agree on a shorter workweek, but these measures would require large acceptance.

Today's chart plots data from the 2019 World Happiness Report and the OECD to assess if there is any connection between a country's happiness and the worked average hours per individual. Nevertheless, symptoms can, in severe cases, go beyond the normal stress and fatigue.

For example, the American Heart Association found that people under the age of 50, while employed for more than 10 hours a day for a decade or longer, have a greater risk of stroke. Another survey conducted in 14 countries found that 12 per cent of people who worked long hours were more likely to become heavy drinkers.

 Can a Shorter Workweek Make People Happier? #infographic

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