#E2sday: The Working World

|   Jun 28, 2011

One thing people have in common across the world is work. Whether a country specializes in manufacturing or service, people must make a living. Significant differences exist in the economic conditions affecting workers’ lives. Some countries stand out as having a culture of workaholics, vacationers, retirees, or an aversion to paying taxes (but really, who doesn’t?). From Japan to Brazil to the U.S.A., today’s #E2sday shows a glimpse at the economic factors affecting workers around the world.


#E2sday: The Working World


  • The “shortest retirement” fact about Japan is false. Pension benefits can be claimed at 65 and it’s common for companies to have a standard retirement age of 60, with a healthy severance payment (or an offer to get re-hired short-term) to bridge the gap before the pension kicks in.

    Commented on July 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm
  • In the transforming working age population are the colors off for the too fast to absorb ? Thank you

    Commented on February 4, 2012 at 3:53 am
    • Thanks RH, but after further review, those colors look to be correct.

      Commented on February 6, 2012 at 12:12 pm
  • Thank you too much reading a day made me think I was missing one because I did not think a few areas were growing that fast. Great infographic.

    Commented on February 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm

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