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Brendan Burchell

The Economist: Why the bullshit-jobs thesis may be, well, bullshit

A study on useless jobs co-authored by Dr Brendan Burchell, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, is featured in The Economist. The study looked at the claims behind David Graeber’s theory and found “that the data often show…

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The Economist: The benefits of part-time work

How much work is good for our mental health, asks The Economist article. Apparently, one day a week is enough. “We found that people working reduced working hours or being furloughed do not have poorer mental health,” says the study…

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The Guardian: Make mine a micro-job! Why working one day a week is the secret of happiness

A coverage of work from the 'Employment Dosage' project led by Dr Brendan Burchell, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, Cambridge Judge Business School. The study suggests that working just one day of work per week is beneficial…

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ITV: University research calls for employers to cut hours, not jobs

Companies should cut working hours instead of jobs in order to boost the economy and people’s mental health says research by the Centre for Business Research (CBR) at Cambridge Judge Business School. The study found that reducing hours for all…

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Personnel Today: Just one day of work per week benefits mental health

Dr Brendan Burchell, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, Cambridge Judge Business School, led a study on employment and what impact it has on mental health. The team analysed data from 85,000 people from the UK Household Longitudinal…

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