The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline Of Leisure

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Basic Books, Aug 5, 2008 - Business & Economics - 272 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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Review: The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline Of Leisure

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A ground-breaking study on working America that is well-researched and practical. The author traces the history of work from the Middle Ages to modern day and presents arguments from all sides. I ... Read full review

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An interesting analysis of work, money and our culture. Read full review

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Juliet Schor is associate professor of economics at Harvard University

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