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