What makes them the happiest people on earth?

According to United Nations’ poll, Denmark is the happiest nation on earth.

Some of our political candidates are already saying Denmark is the nation/model we need to look up to.
Is this another case of “the grass is always greener…”?

Denmark is a small Northern European country with a population of less than 6 million.

Few interesting statistics about Denmark:

  • Has one of the world’s highest personal income tax rates (60%).
  • Universal health care
  • Free education
  • Generous unemployment benefits

Are these the “keys” to happiness?

Or maybe the “secret” is how they govern themselves. The last time one single party had a Parliament majority was 1909.
Maybe their secret is in their consensus politics.

I don’t know.

What works for Danes, may not necessarily work that well for Americans.

That being said, people of Denmark, with their 35 hour work-week, seem to have a better work-life balance.
A shorter work-week means they have more time to be with their families.

That’s something we need to do better in this country — more balance between work and family.

That’s good for all of us. And a MUST for parents with young children.

You sharing this with friends — much appreciated!

/Comments/in Work Life Balance/by Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru, an Eastern European transplant, fell in love with her new home shortly after landing in New York. She "discovered" pizza! Years later she still loves pizza. And so do her two feathered-kids, Sunny and Flipper

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