Self-employed may be happiest workers

July 25, 1993|By Knight-Ridder News Service

Do you like your job? If not, you probably work for someone else, as opposed to being self-employed, according to a survey of American and British workers by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Workers in both countries generally were happy with their jobs -- 80 percent of the Britons and 87 percent of the Americans. But when workers were asked if they were "very satisfied," the self-employed answered yes in greater numbers -- 46 percent in Britain and 63 percent in America.

As for people who work for someone else, only 29 percent of the British were "very happy," while 47 percent of American employees answered yes.

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