While many of Iceland's OECD work-life measures fall short of those later on this list, the island nation excels in one category. Though Icelanders put in plenty of hours (about 1,716 per year, higher than many other top nations) on the job, for instance, many Icelandic mothers have jobs, even after they've had kids. Iceland's employmentment rate among mothers with children aged six to 14 is a whopping 87 per cent, according to the OECD, much higher than the member nation average of 66 per cent.

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