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Working Hours and Satisfaction: A comparative analysis of Japan, the United Kingdom, and Germany (Japanese)

ASANO Hirokatsu; KENJOH Eiko;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2011
Abstract
We investigate the relationship between working hours and working-hour satisfaction and that between working hours and life satisfaction for white-collar permanent employees in Japan, the United Kingdom, and Germany. We use data obtained from the International Survey on Work-Life Balance , which was conducted by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) and the Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office (ESRI) in Japan. The survey shows that Japan has the highest proportion of workers with long weekly working hours. Also, the unconditional average of both working-hour satisfaction and life satisfaction in Japan is lower than that ...

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