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Running faster just to keep up

By James Plunkett  

Increases in living standards have been a result of more of us working longer. How much harder will it get?

In the long term, are we getting richer because pay is rising, or are we simply working harder? That’s the question looked at by some interesting new research from the Brookings Institution. The work compares long-term trends in the wages of US households with changes in the number of hours that households work. It finds that two-parent households in the US now work 26 per cent more hours…

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