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July 2011

Nonstandard work schedules over the life course: a first look

Harriet B. Presser, Brian W. Ward

High percentages of Americans work nonstandard schedules over the course of their worklife; almost 90 percent of those ages 14 to 18 in 1979 had at least one such experience by age 39, with some marked differences by gender, race or ethnicity, and education.

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