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About 1 in 5 workers under and over age 50 regularly work very long hours

 

 
"17.9% of American workers regularly work very long hours--more than 10 hours per day for more than 10 days per month, according to the 2016 American Working Conditions survey. While younger workers (those younger than 50) are slightly more likely than older workers (those 50 and older) to work long hours (18.8% versus 16.4%), this difference is statistically insignificant. (p. 6)
       
 
        Maestas, N., Mullen, K., Powell, D., Wenger, J. B., & von Wachter, T. M. (2016). 2015 American working conditions survey: First findings. (Working Paper No. WP 2016-342). Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Retirement Research Center, University of Michigan. Retrieved from this source.
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