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The costs and benefits of switching to a 4-day work week

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WASHINGTON (NewsHour) — In 1926, Henry Ford instituted a five-day, 40-hour work week with no loss in pay for having Saturdays off. Now, there’s a push to consider a four-day, 32-hour work week with no loss in pay, but how practical is it?

Daniel Hamermesh, an economist at the University of Texas, and Joe O’Connor, who helped develop a four-day work week pilot program, join NewsHour’s John Yang to discuss.