ISBN-10:
0521882982
ISBN-13:
9780521882989
Pub. Date:
02/21/2008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Discretionary Time: A New Measure of Freedom

Discretionary Time: A New Measure of Freedom

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Overview

A novel study of how much control people have over their time and work-life balance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521882989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/21/2008
Pages: 482
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.26(d)

About the Author

Robert E. Goodin is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Social & Political Theory in the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University.

James Mahmud Rice is an ARC Research Associate in the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University.

Antti Parpo is Administrator of Somero Social & Health Services, Finland.

Lina Eriksson is an ARC Research Associate in the Research School of Social Sciences at Australian National University.

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction: 1. Time and money; 2. Discretionary time; 3. The distribution of discretionary time; Part II. Time Pressure: 4. Time pressure: a new problem?; 5. Time pressure: a new measure; 6. Is it really an illusion?; Part III. Welfare Regimes Matter: 7. How welfare regimes differ; 8. A temporal perspective on welfare regimes; 9. Welfare regimes and temporal autonomy; Part IV. Gender Regimes Matter: 10. How gender regimes differ; 11. A temporal perspective on gender regimes; 12. Gender regimes and temporal autonomy; Part V. Household Regimes Matter: 13. How household regimes differ; 14. The difference that household rules make; 15. The difference that states make; 16. Alternative household rules and temporal autonomy; Part VI. Conclusions: 17. Conclusions; Appendix 1. Methodology; Appendix 2. Data.

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