Welcome to Argentina, the 8th largest nation on Earth, where the radio broadcast was born, and the first animated feature film was created. Its often lush, green landscape is dotted with dinousar bones, and tango dancers. People in this European-influenced nation greet you with two kisses and blunt conversation at the office. Afternoon siestas are still a big thing and beef is the entrée of choice, except on the 29th of the month, when everyone eats the polar opposite of beef, which is…wait for it…gnocchi.
Argentina is the 25th destination on our ’round-the-world video curation tour of work cultures in many nations. We invite you to join us, watch out for us on our social channels (#CultureCoordinates) and let us know what these videos get right-or don’t-about working in different countries.
Expect profanity at the office, and dulce de leche in the food…
…you’ll get a lot of invitations, but not a lot of vegetables
Fast Culture Facts for Argentina
- 45 million, with a very low population density of 14 people per square kilometer.
- 11.9 million – with a labor force participation rate of 47.2%, much lower than that of the U.S. Women make up 41.9% of the workforce.
- Argentina’s GDP was $518.5 billion in 2018, making it the 2nd largest economy in South America and largest in Europe, and 29th largest economy in the world. Services make up 61.1% of GDP, followed by industry, at 28.1% and agriculture, at 10%
- Argentina ranks 30th of 158 nations in terms of gender equality. Women earn about 81% of what men earn for similar work. It is estimated that 60% of Argentina’s population is of Italian descent. Descendants of Spanish, French, British and Slavic people also make up a significant part of the population. Non-European people, incuding Afro-Argentinans and migrant populations, have faced racial discrimination. Gay marriage is legal and Argentina bans job discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender identity.
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