Employers should be doing more to protect staff from the psychological and physical effects of overwork, argue the authors of a new study

Everyday, hundreds of social media users add the popular hashtag #nevernotworking to their posts, a kind of humblebrag meant to convey someone’s admirable work ethic. But it masks a darker reality. Americans have embraced work to such an extent that it’s having a detrimental impact on their health and family life, and paradoxically, on the economy too.

A new study, compiled by economic thinktank Washington Center for Equitable Growth, looks at why Americans are putting in such long hours, and the economic and health effects of overwork.

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Source: Guardian Environment