Who's Stressed Out At Work

Higher skills mean longer hours

Are Americans overworked? In recent years, social critics have claimed that workers are putting in far more time on the job than they used to--to the detriment of personal satisfaction and family and community life. Others have disputed such claims, noting that worker surveys show that the average workweek has hardly changed since the early 1970s, staying close to 42 hours for men and 37 hours for women.

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