Working Time: International Trends, Theory and Policy Perspectives

Working Time: International Trends, Theory and Policy Perspectives

by Deborah M. Figart
     
 

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Working time is a crucial issue for both research and public policy. This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of both paid and unpaid work time, integrating a unique discussion of overwork, underwork, shortening of the working week, and flexible work practices.
Time at work is affected by a complex web of evolving culture and social relations, as well as… See more details below

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Working time is a crucial issue for both research and public policy. This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of both paid and unpaid work time, integrating a unique discussion of overwork, underwork, shortening of the working week, and flexible work practices.
Time at work is affected by a complex web of evolving culture and social relations, as well as market, technological, and macroeconomic forces, and institutions such as collective bargaining and government policy. Using a variety of new data sources, the authors review the latest trends on working time in numerous countries.

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'An excellent international account of the issues ... brings together a splendid collection of contemporary research on a critical area in employment relations.' - Labour & Industry

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ISBN-13:
9781134585519
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/11/2013
Series:
Routledge Advances in Social Economics
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
4 MB

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