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April 2007, Vol. 130, No. 4
Overemployment mismatches: the preference for fewer hours
Professor of Economics and Labor Studies, Penn State University, Abington College.
Population Fellow, Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Macro International.
The preference of workers for having either more or fewer hours of work has remained virtually unchanged since 1985; rates of overemployment differ considerably by job type, workweek length, income level, gender, and stage of workers’ life cycle.
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