News Simple graph shows how well some European countries treat their citizens
The Men’s World Cup captures global attention in 2022, with teams vying for a coveted spot on the podium. Even the U.S. men’s national team has had some success, reaching the quarterfinals after failing to even make the cut in their final game of 2018.
That said, the Stars and Stripes missed the podium. And, a new chart shows, America won’t win any medals for the aid (or lack thereof) it provides to workers.
The chart, likely inspired by World Cup excitement, uses medals to compare the U.S. with its global rivals Germany, France, Japan, Canada and Great Britain. Creator u/aaabigwyattmann3, Post it to the antiwork subreddit.
Here’s how the U.S. compares to its European counterparts.
universal health care
The United States is the only country in this group that does not offer universal healthcare. World Health Organization Defines universal health care as access to the full range of quality services when needed, without financial hardship.
The United States has come a long way since the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010.A new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Say A record 35 million Americans are enrolled in ACA-related insurance by early 2022. But, it’s still not the whole country.
Unlike some of the other categories on this list, the US isn’t an island when it comes to free college. Japan, Canada and the UK are also not available.public colleges are free Germany.
French tuition is not free, despite what the graphic says, students can pay based on family income.It’s also not true about the UK, which stopped offering free services 1998 tuition fees, but students do not have to pay an upfront fee. Postdoctoral students in Sweden can go to school for free.
Paid maternity leave and vacation
The United States is the only industrialized country that does not offer federal paid leave to new parents. Congress seemed close to passing it in 2021, but the 12 weeks were shortened to four and then removed from the Build Back Better Act entirely over opposition from West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Provide employees with 12 weeks of unpaid family leave and job security under certain circumstances. from Sweden, no parent is entitled to 480 days of paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child. Families with two parents can take 240 days of separate leave.
Maternity leave is not a holiday—anyone with young children will tell you—but America is an exception when it comes to paid time off.
paid sick leave
The United States also does not guarantee workers sick leave. Germany (up to six weeks full pay), Sweden (Usually compensated for the entire sick leave, with at least 80% of wages paid by the employer for the first 14 days), France (depending on €47.43 per day), and U.K. (up to 28 weeks depending on the minimum set by the government).
Does lack of help make you want to quit your job? Maybe see a four-day work week? Pray that you’re quietly fired — or formally fired so you can collect unemployment benefits? value for money, a report found Nobody brings home more money ($74,000) per year than American workers.