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April 2002

Measuring the complexity of hours at work: the weekly work grid

John P. Robinson, Anthony S. Alvarez

A new 'workweek grid' that allows researchers to pinpoint actual time at work, finds less than a third of French workers describe a regular 9- to-5 schedule; it also may account for the persistent discrepancy between standard workweek estimate questions and more detailed methods of measuring the length of one's workweek.

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