A recent report shows 42.2% of Chinese employeesworked overtime in 2017, with the average scheduleexceeding eight hours.
Researchers from Inner Mongolia University havestudied the usage of time among 30,591 people in 12,471 families across 29 provinces andmunicipalities throughout China.
Low-income earners, people with lower education, and workers in the manufacturing andproduction sectors were found to be more likely to work extra time, as high as 58.8% for thoseemployed in manufacturing.
Du Fenglian, the project's lead researcher and also dean of the Economics and ManagementSchool at Inner Mongolia University, said she was surprised to find such a high percentage ofovertime work.
She added the study found Chinese women are spending more time at home and less timeworking, a trend also observed in South Korea and Japan.
A previous study by travel website Mafengwo said 88 percent of white collar workers had towork during their vacation.