Knock off Wednesday: working 3-day week is best for overs-40s
2 December 2016
Whitehall II findings were cited in a Times article reporting on the benefits of a three-day week for the over-40s.
The article, which was reporting the results of an Australian survey of 6,500 participants, referred to Whitehall II data analysis which found that those who worked up to 55 hours a week did worse in a series of cognitive tests than those who generally kept to 40 hours at most.
Long working hours and cognitive function: the Whitehall II Study. Virtanen M, Singh-Manoux A, Ferrie JE, Gimeno D, Marmot MG, Elovainio M, Jokela M, Vahtera J, Kivimäki M. Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Mar 1;169(5):596-605.
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