Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Korea Ranked Near Bottom in Quality of Life

The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - Korea Ranked Near Bottom in Quality of Life

Australia has the best quality of life in the OECD, a survey suggests. The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported that the OECD's Better Life index puts Australia on top for the third year running.

The index awards points in 11 categories like housing, income, jobs, education and health. Although the OECD does not announce the overall rankings, the WSJ said, "If each of the 11 categories in the survey is given equal weight, Australia's cumulative ranks rises to No. 1."

Even as advanced countries suffered economic slumps, Australia's economy has managed to grow steadily.

Second was Sweden, followed by Canada, Norway, Switzerland, the U.S., Denmark, the Netherlands, Iceland and the U.K.

Korea ranked near the bottom in all categories except education and public safety. In the area of work-life balance, it ranked fourth from the bottom after Turkey, Mexico and Japan. That means Koreans work too much and rest too little. / May 29, 2013 12:06 KST

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