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Question: How difficult would it be for you to take an hour or two off during working hours, to take care of personal or family matters?
Choices: "Not difficult at all" "Not too difficult" "Somewhat difficult" "Very difficult"
Data: % of "Not difficult at all" "Not too difficult"
Period:
Area:
27 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 New Zealand79.7%
2 Finland78.4%
3 Switzerland76.0%
4 Denmark74.4%
5 Iceland74.2%
6 Latvia73.8%
7 United States73.5%
8 Sweden73.4%
9 Australia72.9%
10 Lithuania72.4%
11 Norway70.6%
12 Slovenia70.2%
13 United Kingdom67.2%
14 Spain64.3%
15 Germany60.5%
15 Hungary60.5%
15 Israel60.5%
18 Estonia58.9%
19 Chile57.5%
20 Belgium55.3%
21 Austria54.6%
22 France51.7%
23 Poland51.4%
24 Czech Republic51.3%
25 Mexico51.0%
26 Slovakia49.5%
27 Japan 49.0%

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 = 2.846309 X +5.014
Correlation coefficient (r)0.591
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.349

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 130985.968087 X -39258.625
Correlation coefficient (r)0.546
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.298

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 11.190430 X +72.526
Correlation coefficient (r)0.291
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.085

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = -0.162409 X +1.741
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.052
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.003

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data27
Regression equation
Y = 11.555466 X +3.233
Correlation coefficient (r)0.342
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.117