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Episode 4: The Kings and Queens of Part-Time Work (Part I)

In this two-part episode we look at the controversial and highly-anticipated topic of work/life balance. The Dutch have the highest percent of part-time workers in the world! And according to the OECD, they have the best work/life balance, which correlates significantly with both mental and physical health. But it’s not all rosy. There are still fairly traditional gender roles – and even policies. To dig into it, I talked with Professor Josje Dikkers, who wrote her PhD on work/life balance. And you’ll hear from Marina, who moved from the U.S. to the Netherlands because of the more balanced way of life. And, of course, our Dutchometer Merijn Soeters will weigh in with his thoughts. 

Find out more about Josje Dikkers here: https://www.hu.nl/onderzoek/onderzoekers/josje-dikkers 

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