Shift Work

Introduction

Compiled by Erin Donohue

Topic Page Advisor:
Wen-Jui Han, Ph.D.

In general, shift work describes a work arrangement that is different from the standard Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 schedule. As we move toward more of a global, 24/7 economy, shift work has become increasingly more prevalent in the lives of working families. Research indicates that shift work negatively affects marriages, family life, child care arrangements, and health.

Updated:
August 2010