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10 of the best countries to work in

By: Bryan Nelson on Dec. 9, 2011, 8:50 a.m.
Copenhagen on a summer day

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Denmark was ranked No. 2 in the world for providing the best work/life balance by the OECD. It has a number of factors working for it: a full 52 weeks of paid maternity leave, 34 total days of paid vacation, and only 2 percent of workers are on the job more than 50 hours per week. Additionally, the OECD calculated that as many as 15.9 hours per day are dedicated to personal care among Danish workers.