Women working longer hours more likely to be depressed. Men working longer hours not more likely to be depressed.

It’s “No shit, Sherlock!” time again. Our thanks to Ken for this piece in The Guardian. The start:

Women who work more than 55 hours a week are more likely to suffer from depression than those who work the more standard 35-40 hours, a British study has found.

In contrast, men who put in the same hours are no more likely to exhibit signs of the condition, researchers say. They suggest this could be because women face a “double burden” of very long hours spent in their job on top of domestic chores, which they tend to do much more of than male partners.

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