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December 2007

A time to work: recent trends in shift work and flexible schedules

Terence M. McMenamin

Numerous U.S. workers have work schedules different from the standard 9 a.m.-to-5 p.m., Monday-through-Friday, work shift; the demands of the industry are the chief determinant of the use of shift work and flexible schedules.

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