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The World's Hardest Working Nations

Which countries are among the world's busiest and hard est -working nations?  latest Society at a Glance survey investigated the number of hours the population of its member countries spent in both paid and unpaid work (whether at working at home or in voluntary work), as well as how much time people spent in leisure activities. It also looked at a number of emerging market countries including India, South Africa and China. While you may assume you know which countries have the ‘work ethic , ’ t

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Who Works The Hardest?

Which countries are among the world's busiest and hardest-working nations?

Recently, The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD)released its 'Society at a Glance' survey, which investigated the number of hours the population of its member countries spent in both paid and unpaid work (defined as working at home or doing volunteer work), as well as how much time people spent in leisure activities.

The report also analyzed a number of emerging market countries including India, South Africa and China. While you may have an idea of the countries that have the strongest ‘work ethic,’ the results may surprise you.

So, which countries are the world’s hardest working? Click ahead to find out.

By Matthew West
Posted 03 May 2011

Photo: PNC | Brand X Pictures | Getty Images | Source: OECD