Research Updates

Work hours = health risk?

Gabrielle Lis

Working more than 39 hours per week negatively impacts mental health; as do very short working hours. Generally, women have a lower threshold than men.

I call them “derr” studies: pieces of research on which highly trained academics have expended significant time, money and intellectual energy, all to prove a fact that was already self-evident to anyone with half a brain. Long working hours are bad for mental health. Derr. Right? Well, maybe. The thing about derr studies is that they’re often not as redundant as they first appear. In fact, looking closely and obj...

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