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The Overworked American By Juliet B. Schor

The Overworked American
by Juliet B. Schor

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The average American has seen his or her working hours increase by the equivalent of one month a year over the last 20 years. Why are we repeatedly "choosing" money over time? As it documents the unanticipated decline in leisure time, this pathbreaking book tells us about the nature of work and our quality of life.
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The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure by Juliet B. Schor

This pathbreaking book documents for the first time the unanticipated decline in leisure both at work and in the home over the last twenty years and explains why Americans enjoy less leisure today than at any other time since the end of World War II.. 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 yeara dramatic spurt that has hit everybody: men and women, professionals as well as low-paid workers. Why are weunlike every other industrialized Western nationrepeatedly choosing money over time? And what can we do to get off the treadmill? 046505434x the Overworked American : the Unexpected Decline of Leisure

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About Juliet B. Schor

Juliet Schor is associate professor of economics at Harvard University

Table of 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

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The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure by Juliet B. Schor
Juliet B. Schor
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