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June 2000

Flexible schedules and shift work: replacing the ‘9-to-5’ workday?

Thomas M. Beers

Flexible work hours have gained in prominence, as more than a quarter of all workers can now vary their schedules; however, there has been little change in the proportion who work a shift other than a regular daytime shift

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