Numbers Don't Lie

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Is overworked American a myth ?

Although we often felt we overworked on the jobs, a recent quantitative study show that in US, leisure for men actually increased by 6-8 hours per week (driven by a decline in working hours) and for women by 4-8 hours per week (driven by a decline in home working hours). This increase in leisure corresponds to roughly an additional 5 to 10 weeks of vacation per year, assuming a 40-hour work week. Some people believe leisure hours in the US are also higher than they are in Europe.

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