Workers older than 40 years show the best results work when employed no more than three days a week, according to a study of Australian scientists, which was attended by about 3 thousand. Men and 3 thousand. 500 women over 40 years, reports UNN citing on BBC.
Researchers Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research found that part-week absence and fatigue and stress the experiment showed a great performance.
Cognitive abilities of those working 60 hours a week, lower than the unemployed peers, scientists say.
"The work can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it stimulates brain activity, but at the same time, on the other hand, perepratsyuvannya and certain tasks can trigger fatigue and stress, which in turn may adversely affect cognitive abilities, "- said in the study.
According to economics professor at Keio University Colin Mackenzie, perepratsyuvannya can cause much more damage to the brain than no job.