International Trends, Theory and Policy Perspectives
Edited by Deborah M. Figart, Lonnie Golden
Published September 14th 2000 by Routledge – 288 pages
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.
'An excellent international account of the issues … brings together a splendid collection of contemporary research on a critical area in employment relations.' - Labour & Industry
Lonnie Golden is Associate Professor of Economics at Pennsylvania State University. Deborah M. Figart is Professor of Economics at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.