Can a Shorter Workweek Make People Happier? #infographic

Can a Shorter Workweek Make People Happier?

Many people find the idea 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 quest for happiness then? Advocates would agree on a shorter workweek, but these policies still need broad adoption.

Today's chart charts data from the 2019 World Happiness Report and the OECD to assess whether there is any correlation between a country's happiness and the worked average hours per person. Nevertheless, symptoms can, in extreme 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, had a greater risk of stroke. Another study conducted in 14 countries concluded that 12 per cent of people who worked long hours were more likely to become excessive drinkers.

Can a Shorter Workweek Make People Happier? #infographic

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