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  • Labor or leisure?

    Labor or leisure?

    By Jessica Sinn, College of Liberal Arts
    Published: Feb. 2, 2012

    A new economics study by Professor Daniel Hamermesh lends insight into how people spend their free time when their work weeks are shorter.

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      Sally Branson said on Feb. 11, 2012 at 7:24 a.m.
      Seriously! Of all the things in the world to learn about this was a high priority!?Is someone getting paid to do this?I would be more interested in a study to find out exactly whose money is being used to pay for which study.
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      Karl said on Feb. 9, 2012 at 10:56 a.m.
      I find the conclusion ironic: "a shorter workweek can vastly improve the quality of life" when a major finding of the study showed that people spend much of their extra time watching TV but not spending quality time with family or doing creative activities like enjoying music, cooking, seeing or making art, or even participating in sports... I believe that this is a similar finding from studies with the reduction of the work week in France.