Do Extra Hours Lead to Higher Productivity?

The simple answer is no. Extra hours do not lead to higher productivity. An analysis of figures from the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries, in 2013 found a negative correlation between GDP per hour and the number of hours worked across member countries. Causation is unclear, it may be that workers in richer… Read More

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What is the Prevalence of Medical Symptoms in IDF Aircrew?

Research Paper Title The prevalence of medical symptoms in military aircrew. Background The prevalence of medical symptoms in aviators has not been described in the medical literature. Methods An anonymous questionnaire was handed to all Israeli Air Force aviators who went through the routine yearly examination. Because only two women filled the questionnaire, we excluded… Read More

A Century in Figures: 1913 vs 2013

Average annual hours worked in the UK per person: 1913: 2,624 1929: 2,286 1938: 2,267 1950: 1,958 1960: 1,913 1973: 1,688 1990: 1,637 1998: 1,489 2011: 1,307 Average commute to work (minutes): 1910: 13.1 1920: 29 1930: 13.6 1940: 33.5 1950: 33.9 1960: 33.5 1970: 31.5 1980: 33.1 1990: 34.5 2009: 26.8 Proportion of female… Read More