Payroll data based description of working hours in the Danish regions

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Anne Helene Garde, Johnni Hansen, Henrik A Kolstad, Ann Dyreborg Larsen, Jacob Pedersen, Jindong Ding Petersen, Åse Marie Hansen

The aim was to describe the organization of working hours in the Danish regions according to sex, age and calendar year. Based on the Danish Working Hour Database (DWHD), individuals were classified according to schedules: Permanent day (57.8%), evening (1.7%), or night (1.2%); day/evening (22.0%); day/night (6.6%); evening/night (0.6%); and day/evening/night (10.2%). More men (9.1%) than women (5.9%) worked day/night, whereas more women (10.9%) than men (7.4%) worked day/evening/night. More young than older employees worked day/evening/night, and fewer worked permanent day or night. From 2008 to 2015 we observed a trend towards more employees working permanent day and fewer employees working other schedules. Altogether DWHD provides a strong tool in research on working hours.

Original languageEnglish
JournalChronobiology International
Volume35
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)795-800
Number of pages6
ISSN0742-0528
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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