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December 1998, Vol. 121, No. 12
Measuring time at work: are self-reports accurate?
Jerry A. Jacobs
Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
A new measure of work time correlates well with the standard self-reported
workweek method; however, a closer look reveals that reference periods last week,
versus last year do have an impact on some workers in the distribution. This
article examines the accuracy of self-reported measures of working time raised by John
Robinson and Ann Bostrom in four ways.
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