Working Time: International Trends, Theory and Policy Perspectives, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Working Time

International Trends, Theory and Policy Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Deborah M. Figart, Lonnie Golden


288 pages

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Working time is a crucial issue for both research and public policy. This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of both paid and unpaid work time, integrating a unique discussion of overwork, underwork, shortening of the working week, and flexible work practices.

Time at work is affected by a complex web of evolving culture and social relations, as well as market, technological, and macroeconomic forces, and institutions such as collective bargaining and government policy. Using a variety of new data sources, the authors review the latest trends on working time in numerous countries.


'An excellent international account of the issues … brings together a splendid collection of contemporary research on a critical area in employment relations.' - Labour & Industry

About the Editors

Lonnie Golden is Associate Professor of Economics at Pennsylvania State University. Deborah M. Figart is Professor of Economics at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Social Economics

This series presents new advances and developments in social economics thinking on a variety of subjects that concern the link between social values and economics. Need, justice and equity, gender, cooperation, work, poverty, the environment, class, institutions, public policy, and methodology are some of the most important themes. Among the orientations of the authors are social economist, institutionalist, humanist, solidarist, cooperativist, radical and Marxist, feminist, post-Keynesian, behaviorist, and environmentalist. The series offers new contributions from today’s most foremost thinkers on the social character of the economy. 

Publishes in conjunction with the Association of Social Economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General