On average, residents of the United States work more annual hours than their counterparts in other countries. Additionally, the United States provides neither statutory minimum annual leave, nor mandated paid parental leave.
Work & leisure
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Life satisfaction measures how people evaluate their life as a whole rather than their current feelings, on a scale from 0 to 10, self-reported.
Average annual hours actually worked per worker. Includes both full-time and part-time workers.
Statutory and collectively agreed annual leave.
Paid leave entitlements available to mothers.
2019 Gallup Global Emotions Report
“The misery is real: A third of the world is stressed, worried and in pain, Gallup report finds” Josh Hafner
April 25, 2019
USA TODAY. According to the Gallup 2019 Global Emotions Report, while a third of the world was stressed, worried, and in pain in 2018, the US takes the lead as the most stressed country at over 50 percent. Countries that are more positive (e.g. many Latin American countries) could possibly be so due to a better work-family balance.