The Shortening of the American Work Week: An Economic and Historical Analysis of Its Context, Causes, and Consequences

  title={The Shortening of the American Work Week: An Economic and Historical Analysis of Its Context, Causes, and Consequences},
  author={Robert M. Whaples},
  journal={The Journal of Economic History},
  pages={454 - 457}
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