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Smith, Shirley J. – Monthly Labor Review, 1986
The author highlights the predominance of the five-day, 40-hour workweek. Although finding little change in recent years in the proportion of workers on 40-hour schedules, Smith notes that there have been some changes in work patterns, with a still small but growing group of workers on "compressed" full-time weeks of less than five days.…
Descriptors: Employed Women, Entrepreneurship, Flexible Working Hours, Full Time Equivalency
Sachs, Sharon – 1994
More than 58 percent of all women working in the U.S. labor force, many of them sole supports of their families, and 67 percent of women with children under age 18 are working. Therefore, more flexible work options are being made to allow a balance of work and family. Increasingly available options include work at home, compressed workweeks,…
Descriptors: Adults, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employment Practices
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC. – 1986
Alternative work schedules can help parents of young children. They are also attractive to students, older workers, handicapped persons, couples desiring to share work and home responsibilities, persons wishing to upgrade skills or switch careers through a return to school, and employers needing to serve the public outside the traditional workday,…
Descriptors: Adults, Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employment Practices
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Geltner, Peter; Logan, Ruth – 2001
This document describes a study of term length and student success at Santa Monica College in California. Based on past feedback and enrollment data, the college had determined that the compressed sessions (6week, 8week) offered at the college, in addition to the regular 16-week semester, were popular with both students and faculty. This study…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Enrollment
Nguyen, Van Thanh – 1979
The search for new energy resources as alternatives to fossil fuels have generated new interest in the heat of the earth itself. New geothermal areas with a variety of characteristics are being explored, as are new ways of extracting work from naturally heated steam and hot water. Some of this effort is discussed in this three-part module. Five…
Descriptors: College Science, Electricity, Energy, Engines
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