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42 Conn. L. Rev. 1059 (2009-2010)
Four-Day Work Week: Old Lessons, New Questions

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VOLUME42                     MAY2010                     NUMBER4
The Four-Day Work Week:
Old Lessons, New Questions
The four-day work week is quickly gaining popularity.      The
blogosphere is alive with pages describing numerous benefits and
recommending it as a practice whose time has come.     With Utah's
adoption of the four-day work week, as well as numerous government and
private entities considering the shift, Thank God It's Thursday appears
poised to become a characteristic of the modern workplace.
Not so fast. The fact remains that the four-day work week is not
particularly novel, questionably beneficial, and far from inevitable.
Academics and practitioners alike were no less enthusiastic about the four-
day work week in the early 1970s. Interest faded as quickly as it appeared
The litany of academic studies reporting mixed results that followed beg
the question of whether this radical experiment should be tried again.
Yet, new interest in energy and conservation benefits may give a new
lease on the four-day work week. It is this issue, as well as some modern
and sophisticated research on the subject, that show the four-day work
week's renewed promise. Proponents of the four-day work week can look
optimistically toward the future, but they must also consider carefully the
lessons of a similar movement that peaked and fizzled just a generation

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