WORK SCHEDULES AND THE RUSH HOUR

Data collected from the Current Population Survey in May 1973 and May 1974 show a sharp peak in starting time for work around 8 a.m. and an even sharper peak in stopping time, around 4 p.m. These two daily peaks predominate in both goods- and service-producing industries and in government. Work schedule changes to spread the peak hours when work starts and stops have been identified as one of the 'all around most promising techniques' to ease commuter congestion. Flexitime and staggered hours represent two approaches. A study of employees and supervisors in 27 firms participating in a staggered hours program in Manhattan reveals that most workers were willing to remain on assigned schedules although they tended to prefer the earlier schedules.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

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    Washington, DC  USA  20212
  • Authors:
    • Hedges, J N
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 43-48
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM