Extra! Korea

April 6, 2009

Koreans work longest hours, are least happy, in OECD

Filed under: economics, education — extrakorea @ 11:52 pm

According to the “OECD Factbook 2009,” people in Korea worked the longest hours, and were the least happy, out of all 30 member countries. Add to that the fact that wages increases have dropped to the lowest levels since the 1997 Asian financial crisis (the so-called “IMF crisis”). However, Korea did rank third in the OECD in terms of per-capita spending on education.


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