Do Americans Get Enough Vacation Time?

GUESTS: JOE ROBINSON *Editor & Publisher, Escape, (an adventure-travel magazine) CINDY ARON *Professor of History, University of Virginia *Author Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States (Oxford Univ. Press, 1999) Americans work more hours per year than anyone. Swedes, for example, take twice as much paid vacation. Many people feel more vacation time would make us happier, better workers, but skeptics say all those extra hours at work are responsible for our economic boom. Do Americans need more vacation time? Should the government make it a mandate? You can visit Escape Magazine's website at to voice your support for increasing the number of vacation days for American workers. (NOTE: This website will open in a new browser window.)



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