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The overworked American : the unexpected decline of leisure, Juliet B. Schor

Label
The overworked American : the unexpected decline of leisure
Title
The overworked American
Title remainder
the unexpected decline of leisure
Statement of responsibility
Juliet B. Schor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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?
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schor, Juliet
Dewey number
306.4/812/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD4904.6
LC item number
.S36 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leisure
  • Hours of labor
  • Horas de trabajo
  • Loisir
  • Horaires de travail
  • Hours of labor
  • Leisure
  • United States
  • Arbeidstijd
  • Vrije tijd
  • Tijdsbesteding
  • Loisirs
  • Aménagement du temps de travail
  • Conditions de travail
  • Horaires de travail
  • Loisir
  • Arbeitszeit
  • Freizeit
  • Geschichte
  • Freizeitverhalten
  • USA
  • Arbeitszeit
  • Freizeit
  • Freizeitverhalten
  • Geschichte
  • USA
Label
The overworked American : the unexpected decline of leisure, Juliet B. Schor
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The insidious cycle of work-and-spend : Shop 'til you drop ; Work-and-spend is a middle-class affliction ; The creation of discontent ; Capitalism's squirrel cage ; The pitfalls of consumerism ; Causes of the work-and-spend cycle ; Assessing the neoclassical view ; The social nature of work-and-spend ; The perils of homo economicus
  • 6.
  • Exiting the squirrel cage : Breaking the work-and-spend cycle ; New incentives for employers ; Giving up future income for time off ; Inequalities of time ; Can America afford less work? ; Overcoming consumerism ; The value of leisure time ; Reclaiming leisure -- Appendix : A. The stability of postwar hours, 1948-1968 -- B. Comparison of our results with estimates from the Universities of Michigan and Maryland -- C. Method for estimating market hours -- D. Estimates of household hours
  • 1.
  • The overworked American
  • 2.
  • Time squeeze: the extra month of work : Theories of the time squeeze ; Doing more for the paycheck ; More people working ; More hours of work ; The shrinking vacation ; The time squeeze at home ; Involuntary leisure: underemployment and unemployment
  • 3.
  • "A life at hard labor": capitalism and working hours : Capitalism and the erosion of leisure ; The daily wage and the expansion of worktime ; Piece rates: "under-pay makes over-work" ; Wage workers' rising hours ; The demands of mechanization ; Workplace of discipline and the employment rent ; The role of fringe benefits ; The salaried laborer's free hours ; The fight for shorter hours ; Business opposition ; The last major battle: the thirty-hour week ; Labor gives up the fight ; The rising hours of the postwar era
  • 4.
  • Overwork in the household : The constancy of housewives' hours ; The upgrading of standards and the expansion of services ; The Parkinson's law of housework: low-cost labor ; The perpetuation of domestic inefficiency ; Housework today and tomorrow
Control code
ocm24320081
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780465054343
Lccn
91070057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o24320081
  • (OCoLC)24320081
Label
The overworked American : the unexpected decline of leisure, Juliet B. Schor
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The insidious cycle of work-and-spend : Shop 'til you drop ; Work-and-spend is a middle-class affliction ; The creation of discontent ; Capitalism's squirrel cage ; The pitfalls of consumerism ; Causes of the work-and-spend cycle ; Assessing the neoclassical view ; The social nature of work-and-spend ; The perils of homo economicus
  • 6.
  • Exiting the squirrel cage : Breaking the work-and-spend cycle ; New incentives for employers ; Giving up future income for time off ; Inequalities of time ; Can America afford less work? ; Overcoming consumerism ; The value of leisure time ; Reclaiming leisure -- Appendix : A. The stability of postwar hours, 1948-1968 -- B. Comparison of our results with estimates from the Universities of Michigan and Maryland -- C. Method for estimating market hours -- D. Estimates of household hours
  • 1.
  • The overworked American
  • 2.
  • Time squeeze: the extra month of work : Theories of the time squeeze ; Doing more for the paycheck ; More people working ; More hours of work ; The shrinking vacation ; The time squeeze at home ; Involuntary leisure: underemployment and unemployment
  • 3.
  • "A life at hard labor": capitalism and working hours : Capitalism and the erosion of leisure ; The daily wage and the expansion of worktime ; Piece rates: "under-pay makes over-work" ; Wage workers' rising hours ; The demands of mechanization ; Workplace of discipline and the employment rent ; The role of fringe benefits ; The salaried laborer's free hours ; The fight for shorter hours ; Business opposition ; The last major battle: the thirty-hour week ; Labor gives up the fight ; The rising hours of the postwar era
  • 4.
  • Overwork in the household : The constancy of housewives' hours ; The upgrading of standards and the expansion of services ; The Parkinson's law of housework: low-cost labor ; The perpetuation of domestic inefficiency ; Housework today and tomorrow
Control code
ocm24320081
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780465054343
Lccn
91070057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o24320081
  • (OCoLC)24320081

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