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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" and "I am entirely free to decide when I start and finish work"
Period:
Area:
27 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Sweden70.4%
2 Denmark69.6%
3 Finland69.3%
4 Switzerland64.8%
5 New Zealand60.1%
6 Norway57.8%
7 Germany57.5%
8 Israel57.3%
9 Australia55.4%
10 Belgium53.0%
11 United States52.3%
12 Iceland49.4%
13 Slovenia48.0%
14 United Kingdom47.5%
15 France47.1%
16 Czech Republic46.1%
17 Estonia44.9%
18 Austria43.8%
19 Slovakia42.5%
20 Mexico42.4%
21 Latvia41.4%
22 Chile40.1%
23 Spain39.8%
24 Poland38.9%
25 Lithuania38.1%
26 Japan 35.8%
27 Hungary27.4%

Note
% among those who work currently. Can't choose/ No answer are excluded.

No data for 11 countries.

Source
ISSP 2015

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 3.824034 X +4.941
Correlation coefficient (r)0.866
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.750

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 151803.787176 X -30578.606
Correlation coefficient (r)0.689
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.475

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 19.165330 X +70.191
Correlation coefficient (r)0.542
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.294

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 0.746056 X +1.266
Correlation coefficient (r)0.260
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.068

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -2.656245 X +11.967
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.086
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.007