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Overwork keeps women out of the workforce and hurts families

Working the standard 40-hour week isn't enough for many employers, who expect workers to spend an extensive amount of time in the office, at the expense of family time.

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Working the standard 40-hour week isn't enough for many employers who expect employees to spend an extensive amount of time in the office, at the expense of family time.
According to a study in the American Sociological Review, the percentage of American employees working over 50 hours a week has increased from 9 percent (13 percent of men and 3 percent of women) in 1980 to 14 percent in 2000 (19 percent of men and 7 percent of women). The researchers concluded that the growing perception of overwork as a necessity of the business world has helped prevent women ...


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