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The overworked American : the unexpected decline of leisure / Juliet B. Schor.

Author/creator Schor, Juliet
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info[New York, N.Y.] : Basic Books, ©1991.
Descriptionxvii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Subject(s)
Contents The overworked American -- Time squeeze: the extra month of work -- "A life at hard labor": capitalism and working hours -- Overwork in the household -- The insidious cycle of work-and spend -- Exiting the squirrel cage.
Abstract This pathbreaking book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever. The author 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?
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 219-234) and index.
Source of descriptionDescription based on print version record.

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Joyner General Stacks HD4904.6 .S36 1991 ✔ Available Place Hold

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