Bad Times: The Impact of Changes in Work Schedules on Productivity Growth
Publication Date: November 2004
Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research
Keywords: Worker productivity; Nonstandard hours; Work schedules
Coverage: United States
More than 15 percent of all hours worked in the U.S. are worked during evenings, nights and weekends. This paper examines how simply accounting for types of hours worked could substantially alter our understanding of economic progress and the relative productivity rankings of national economies.