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11 Reasons We Should All Quit Our Jobs And Move To Scandinavia

Joining the workforce has never been more appealing.

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1. Because you'd have the shortest work week in the world.

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Danish people work an average of 33 hours per week. So jealous.

2. Because the glass ceiling has already started to crack.

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In Norway, there is a law that says 40% of public company directors must be female. Perhaps a full breakthrough isn't far?

3. Because equal income is a priority over there.

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Norway, Denmark, and Sweden are consistently ranked among the most income-equal societies in the world.

4. Because becoming a parent is basically a work incentive.

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In Norway, new parents get a standard two weeks off and then an official "parental leave" which is 46 weeks (paid at 100%) or 56 weeks (paid at 80%), which two parents can split up.

5. Because women's political careers are more than welcome.

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Sweden's bragging rights also include the highest percentages of women in parliament in the world (over 44%).

6. Because you'd have over a month every year to let loose and have fun.

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Danish people have the right to AT LEAST five weeks of paid vacation.

7. Because women make up the majority of the high-skilled workforce.

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The gender gap has actually been reversed throughout many Scandinavian countries.

8. Because, if you lose your job, they got your back.

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Thanks to Denmark's "flexicurity" model, if an employee is laid off they get generous unemployment benefits. They also get a "promise" of swift reemployment. How's that for job security?

9. Because they're actually concerned about employee well-being.

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In 2014, the Swedish government wanted to find out whether a six hour work day would translate into higher productivity per hour and fewer sick days. Fingers crossed we'll get positive results soon!

10. Because they want to help employed parents raise their kids.

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Pre-school child care is heavily subsidized in Scandinavia. For example, in Sweden, parents pay roughly 10% of the actual care costs.

11. And because they're big on office teamwork.

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In Denmark, teamwork in the work place has been promoted for decades. Many companies are big on a "horizontal" corporate structure.

So, what are you waiting for?

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