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The hours people worked in the past might surprise you

Lovemoney Logo By Daniel Coughlin of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 30: Think you put in fewer hours than a Stone Age hunter-gatherer or medieval peasant? Though you might imagine workers in the 21st century toil the least, the reality might come as a something of a shock to you. Looking back over prehistory and history, we reveal how much time ordinary people really spent laboring away and how work-life balance compares today...

Typical working hours from the Stone Age to the present day

Think you put in fewer hours than a Stone Age hunter-gatherer or medieval peasant? Though you might imagine workers in the 21st century toil the least, the reality might come as a something of a shock to you. Looking back over prehistory and history, we reveal how much time ordinary people really spent laboring away and how work-life balance compares today...
© Limbourg Brothers [Public Domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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