Dutch work fewer hours than any other OECD country
Wednesday 03 October 2012
The Dutch have the shortest average working hours of all OECD countries, according to new research by the Paris-based organisation and quoted by BNR radio.
Dutch people with a job now work an average 1,379 hours a year, compared with the OECD average of 1,776 hours.
This is probably due to the popularity of part-time work in the Netherlands. Two-thirds of women and one in four men in Holland work less than a 36-hour week.
By contrast, the average Greek worker is 2,032 hours on the job, while Spaniards work 1,690 hours.
However, Dutch workers have an average 30 days holiday a year, including public holidays, which is below the EU average of 34.4 days, according to research published by Eurofound last year.
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