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Question: Which of the following statements best describes how your working hours are decided?
Choices: "Starting and finishing times are decided by my employer and I cannot change them on my own" "I can decide the time I start and finish work, within certain limits" "I am entirely free to decide when I start and finish work"
Data: % of "I can decide the time I start and finish work, within certain limits" "I am entirely free to decide when I start and finish work"
Period:
Area:
22 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Switzerland70.9%
2 Denmark69.3%
3 Finland67.9%
4 Republic of Korea61.5%
5 New Zealand56.9%
6 Norway55.4%
7 Israel54.8%
8 Australia54.6%
9 Canada54.4%
10 Belgium52.0%
11 France51.6%
11 United States51.6%
13 Germany49.9%
14 Mexico49.3%
15 Ireland48.7%
16 Spain45.4%
17 Slovenia42.0%
18 Czech Republic40.4%
19 Japan 39.3%
20 Latvia36.5%
21 Hungary35.3%
22 Portugal33.8%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Belgium: Flanders only. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 16 countries.

Source
ISSP 2005

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data22
Regression equation
Y = 3.645826 X +4.931
Correlation coefficient (r)0.723
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.523

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data22
Regression equation
Y = 144416.714524 X -24138.430
Correlation coefficient (r)0.569
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.324

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data22
Regression equation
Y = 15.188841 X +72.848
Correlation coefficient (r)0.423
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.179

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data22
Regression equation
Y = 0.085227 X +1.572
Correlation coefficient (r)0.023
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.001

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data22
Regression equation
Y = 1.636373 X +9.874
Correlation coefficient (r)0.045
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.002