This indicator compares whether people's preferred working hours differ from their actual working hours.
It is a proxy to measure the work-life balance.
Working hours means the average number of hours worked. The data refers to employees aged 20-54 (excluding trainees) but including interns. People who actually work less than five hours a week and with desired regular working hours of more than 60 hours have been excluded.
The data source is the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). The data on desired, agreed and actual working hours was collected in surveys, which means the values presented are only statistical approximations.