The persistence of long work hours
PublisherEmployment Work-life balance Working hours Long working hours Australia
Robert Drago, David Black and Mark Wooden tested alternative hypotheses for the causes of long working hours, using data for an Australian sample of full-time employed workers. The results suggest that long hours (50 or more hours in a usual week) are often persistent, and provide strongest support for the consumerism hypothesis, with some support for the ideal worker norm and human capital hypotheses, and no support for the cost-of-job-loss hypothesis.
Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne 2005
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25 Aug 2005