Hi Cort and others,

Fine idea, and the first to attempt to say it with statistics on this site also, I think.

There are some difficulties, as other posters mentioned, which ought to be surmountable but addressed, one of which are these, in itself fairly interesting, topics:

* The differences between social benefits for being ill without work in various countries
* The differences between health insurances and help one may get

These seem to me to be fairly large, which makes comparisons between persons from different nations a bit ... problematic.

Best wishes,

Maarten.