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Question: How much of your past work experience and /or job skills can you make use of in your present job?
Choices: "Almost none" "A little" "A lot" "Almost all"
Data: % of "A lot" "Almost all"
Period:
Area:
20 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Sweden87.8%
2 Germany82.4%
3 Switzerland81.4%
4 Denmark74.1%
5 Slovenia73.4%
6 New Zealand72.6%
7 Norway69.5%
8 United States69.1%
9 Czech Republic68.8%
10 Canada68.3%
11 Hungary65.3%
12 United Kingdom64.3%
13 France61.0%
14 Italy60.8%
15 Netherlands60.0%
16 Israel55.4%
17 Poland55.3%
18 Japan 50.9%
19 Portugal50.5%
20 Spain41.7%

Note
Those who do not work/ Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 18 countries.

Source
ISSP 1997

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 2.411216 X +5.241
Correlation coefficient (r)0.561
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.315

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 96055.217294 X -15318.839
Correlation coefficient (r)0.523
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.274

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = -0.322482 X +81.242
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.016
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 0.148969 X +1.490
Correlation coefficient (r)0.050
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.003

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data20
Regression equation
Y = 10.327367 X +2.607
Correlation coefficient (r)0.429
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.184