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Changes in Working Time (Routledge Revivals)

An International Review, 1st Edition

By Paul Blyton


184 pages

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First published in 1985, this book examines the major components of working time from an international perspective, considering the individual aspects of working time, with particular emphasis on the argument that work should be shared to alleviate unemployment and the case for further increasing the flexibility and choice in working arrangements. Paul Blyton reviews working time since the Industrial Revolution, when a strict time-frame was first imposed on workers, and the growth in work-sharing, flexitime, part-time working and changes to the retirement age.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction 2. The Working Day, Working Week and the Work-Sharing Argument 3. Overtime and Shiftwork 4. Holidays 5. Short-time Working 6. Part-time Working and Job-sharing 7. Flexitime, Compressed Workweeks and Staggered Hours 8. Changes in Retirement Patterns 9. The Future of Working Time; Bibliography; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Personal Finance / Money Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General