Their findings, published Tuesday in Science Daily, reveal that working any more than 8 hours a week provided no additional boost to mental wellbeing
"We know unemployment is often detrimental to people's wellbeing, , time use, and sense of collective purpose, "study co-author Dr. Brendan Burchell said. "We now have some idea of how much paid work is needed to get the psychosocial benefits of employment – and it's not that much at all."
The project examined over 71,000 working-age people in the United Kingdom from 2009 to 201
"The traditional model, in which everyone works around 40 hours a week, was never based on how much work was good for people Our research suggests that micro-jobs provide the same psychological benefits as full-time jobs, "said co-author and Cambridge sociologist Senhu Wang.