Lithuanian Life – Balance of Work-Lifeadmin
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2. Living in Lithuania
country-level data from the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS)
2.1. Work-life balance
Based on the EQLS, the perceived work–life balance in Lithuania is relatively close to the EU28 average. In 2016, 53% of respondents in Lithuania have reported coming home too tired from work to do some of the household jobs which need to be done at least several times a month, compared with the EU28 average of 59%. Also, 41% of respondents in Lithuania said they found it difficult to fulfil family responsibilities because of work at least several times a month, compared with the EU28 average of 38%. Regarding the third work–life balance indicator, 21% of respondents said they found it difficult to concentrate at work because of family responsibilities, while the respective EU28 average was 19%.
(At least several times a month)
I have come home from work too tired to do some of the household jobs which need to be done
It has been difficult for me to fulfil my family responsibilities because of the amount of time I spend on the job
I have found it difficult to concentrate at work because of my family responsibilities