Six-hour Day
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Six-hour Day

The six-hour day is a schedule by which the employees or other members of an institution (which may also be, for example, a school) spend six hours contributing. This is in contrast to the widespread eight-hour day, or any other time arrangement. It has also been proposed as a better alternative to the four-day week, another proposed way to reduce working time.[1]

By country


Several small-scale implementations of the concept have been trialled in Sweden, including the private and public sectors.[2] In Gothenburg, an experiment with 70 nurses over 18 months found decreases in sick leave, better self-reported health as well as an increase in productivity, with a cost of 1,3 million USD.[3]


In 2020, the Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin advocated for a change towards implementing a six-hour working day.[4]


In Australia, the six-hour day and four-day week is supported by the Australian Greens.[5]


  1. ^ Veal, Anthony (2020-01-13). "Time's up for the 9-to-5 -- a six-hour working day is the future". ABC News. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Savage, Maddy (2015-11-02). "The truth about Sweden's short working hours". Retrieved .
  3. ^ Savage, Maddy (2017-02-08). "What really happened when Swedes tried six-hour days?". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Finland Is Rallying Around a Six-Hour Workday -- And So Should We". Jacobin. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Australian party pitches four-day working week". BBC News. 14 March 2017. Retrieved 2020.

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