OECD shatters myth that family comes first in Israel

05.01.2012                      10.Tewet. 5772                      Fasttag im Tewet

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OECD shatters myth that family comes first in Israel

We spend less time with the kids than others do, work like dogs and – surprise – deeply mistrust government.

There is more to life than the hard numbers of GDP and economic statistics, says the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. But based on its Better Life Index, there isn't much more to life in Israel than work.
The OECD index, which tracks well-being, tests among other things the balance that Israelis strike between work and home: Israel scores strikingly low among the 34 OECD member nations. Israelis devote relatively little time to family and hobbies each week. Yet when asked, according to the OECD, "72% of people in Israel said they were satisfied with their life, above the OECD average of 59%"….