The overworked American : the unexpected decline of leisure / Juliet B. Schor.
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|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 note||Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-234) and index.|
|Source of description||Description based on print version record.|
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|Joyner||General Stacks||HD4904.6 .S36 1991||✔ Available||Place Hold|