The Overworked American by Juliet Schor
The Unexpected Decline Of Leisure

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This pathbreaking book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever. Juliet Schor presents the astonishing news that over the past twenty years our working hours have increased by the equivalent of one month per year—a dramatic spurt that has hit everybody: men and women, professionals as well as low-paid workers. Why are we—unlike every other industrialized Western nation—repeatedly ”choosing” money over time? And what can we do to get off the treadmill?
 

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Juliet Schor is associate professor of economics at Harvard University
 
Published March 24, 1993 by Basic Books. 272 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In Schor's telling, workers are pulled by centrifugal forces all but mandating longer hours: exploding consumer debt, upgraded household standards, a labor-union movement that abandoned the struggle for shorter hours 50 years ago, and, above all, companies that find it advantageous to make time s...

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An important, hard-hitting, well-documented look at the overworking of America, this study finds that Americans now spend more hours working than at any time since WW II.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed This is an eye-opening and sobering account of the factors which have led to the average American working the equivalent of a month longer in 1990 than his or her counterpar...

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