Speaking of moms in the workforce, Switzerland excels at keeping its mothers in paid work even more so than Sweden. About 79 per cent of Swiss mothers with kids aged six to 14 are employed, a much higher amount than the OECD average and three percentage points higher than in Sweden. When matriarchs are on the job in Switzerland, they work only modestly, too. The Swiss work about 1,640 hours each year, 100 hours less than the annual OECD average.

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