The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline Of Leisure

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Basic Books, Mar 24, 1993 - Business & Economics - 247 pages
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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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User Review  - Seth - Goodreads

Read it a long time ago in college. I remember liking it. Read full review

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User Review  - Harry Klinkhamer - Goodreads

Although a bit dated, this book shows how American society chose consumerism over relaxation as the benefit of modernization. Read full review

Contents

The Overworked American
1
The Extra Month of Work
17
Capitalism and Working Hours
43
Copyright

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Juliet Schor is associate professor of economics at Harvard University

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