Workaholics East and West
The biggest workaholics in the world were found residents of highly developed countries of East - South Korea and Japan. This is not surprising: in order to lift the economy to such a high level and hold the title of most technologically advanced countries need to work hard. The working week in Japan and South Korea lasts an average of 50-55 hours per week. And given the sometimes vast distances that the residents of these countries to overcome in order to get to the workplace, it turns out that from early morning until late at night they spend at work or on the road. It is not surprising that the inhabitants of those countries a high proportion of deaths in the workplace even at a young age.
A little behind their counterparts in Japan and South Korea, American and Chinese officials. Corporate culture, work on the result and the habit to stay late at the office peculiar to the workers of the USA and China. Working time rules here you define the 40-hour working week, but this watch is rarely possible to accommodate all the tasks that the worker is forced to perform in the face of tremendous competition and pressure management. Therefore the average working week in these countries are stretched to 46 hours.
In Eastern Europe and Russia, too frequent delays at work. And in contrast to processing in the United States, is a rare employer will pay the employee overtime. Even when the working day were forced to reduce in times of economic uncertainty, the employer is in no hurry to fulfill a contract of employment, forcing employees to remain on the job to 42-45 hours per week.
Freedom from office slavery
The greatest freedom for the working people of Western Europe. Employers in France and Italy do not seek to detain the workers in the office, because for this they will have to pay a huge compensation: residents of the European Union are well aware of their rights and ready to defend them. In addition, the working time in the EU is steadily declining. Offices rarely work after 17.00 and shops after 20.00. Weekend rest, even the service workers in supermarkets and many cafes. In France, the office workers, the working week is only 4 days - from Monday to Thursday, providing a long weekend that you can spend with the whole family, because the classes is also reduced.
On average, employees in France and Italy are busy at work around 35 hours a week, the people of England have to work a little more - about 39 hours a week. Such innovations appeared after the economic crisis, but to change the length of time the Europeans are not in a hurry.
Advice 2: What is the most developed country in the world
The concept of "developed countries" should be distinguished from the concept of "rich countries." If the richest countries today are the States that feed the coffers of oil and gas sources, most developed countries are countries with a high level of education, sound social policy, growing economic indicators.
New time – new ratings
In 2011, within the investment banking project GSAM was used to study the economies of different countries. After analyzing the various indicators, the study team came to the following conclusion: the usual division of countries into States with developed and developing economies obsolete.
The leader of the group of GSAM, Jim O'neill said it was time to offer the world a new model in which a leader will take the state, showing a steady increase in GDP. According to this rating, the most developed economy in the world is the economy of China shows a 15% increase in GDP annually. Following China are Japan, France, Germany, Brazil, UK and Italy.
The "big seven"
However, most researchers agree that it is necessary to apply the classical approach to the analysis of macroeconomic indicators. There are the "big seven" States do not want to part with their leaders ' positions. They have achieved the best results in terms of development of economies, technologies, industries and science. Industry Canada, the USA, Germany, France, Italy, Germany, the UK produces 80% of the world's output, and it is necessary to be considered.
Many of us used to be considered the most developed country in the world USA. This is not surprising: the state holds its position now with a little over a hundred years. Recently, however, the US economy has suffered greatly. The economic crisis and the steady increase in the GDP of developing countries has led to the fact that the United States began to take their positions. By 2011 the public debt of the United States made up of 15.33 trillion dollars. Despite such indicators, the United States is considered the leader in terms of innovative technology development.
Ranking by income per capita
The Netherlands is one of the most developed on the planet countries, from the point of view of social policy and income per capita. In recent decades the state has experienced several periods of decline, but at present the economy of the Netherlands can be traced a steady growth. Today the country occupies the leading position in the rankings, taking into account the level of development of the energy infrastructure and network technologies. In the Netherlands, produces high-quality equipment for telecommunications systems and other purposes.
In Qatar, nobody is in a hurry. And what's the hurry: the country is the richest in the world, due to the presence of rich deposits of gas and oil. The state ranks 3rd in the world on stocks of gas deposits, 6 – on gas export, 21 export of petroleum products. Beautiful, magnificent country, whose population knows nothing about unemployment.