Visualizing Average Days Worked and Vacation by Country

I’m a big fan of infographics, so much so that I sometimes find seeing spatial information organized in an non-spatial way (ie a map) to be the clearest way to communicate an idea.  This infographic detailing average work week lengths and average vacation days is one of the ones I think really works.  The combination of a typical ‘graph’ along with some cute graphics really makes the thing accessible.  The data does have some holes, I think, because the ‘average work week’ seems to pull down a tad.  I’m assuming part-time work is included.  It’d also be interesting to see an economic variable in there, like GDP or per capita income.  Does working harder and longer get your more money?  And I have to admit, for all my talk about infographics, the next question I have is I’d like to see it on a map 🙂


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