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Sandra Hofferth interviews Daniel Hamermesh

Comments on work-non-work balance, trends for rich-country time use, and labor market participation changes since 2000

One of the foremost time use researchers in the U.S., Faculty Associate Sandra Hofferth (left), stole a few moments from Dan Hamermesh's schedule during a recent visit to the University of Maryland to talk with him about his new book, "Spending Time: The most valuable resource." In this 30-minute interview the two long-time colleagues discuss some of the more controversial assertions of the book, including his recommendation that four weeks of vacation / leave time be mandated for most U.S. workers.

"We [the U.S.] are the champions of rich-country work...."

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