Attitude towards Work and Superiors

Why Are the Dutch So Happy and Informal?

The magazine The Economist sites a reason for this high level of part-time work in the Netherlands: few men had to leave their homes to fight in the two world wars in Europe, contrary to the US and Britain. In those countries, the women had to fulfill the jobs that the men would otherwise have done.

In this artilce, Chris Smit adds his own two cents to this working part-time phenomenon, and its connection to the status of the Dutch people as being among the happiest in the world.

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