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Denmark, fifth in the ranking, has the best record for work-life balance and happiness.

Danes are more satisfied with their lives than the OECD average, rating their general satisfaction with life at 7.5 out of 10 points, compared to the average of 6.6 points.

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The index also lets people assign their own weightings to the criteria, and see how that would affect the rankings.

First published June 4, 2015: 10:09 AM ET

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