The Overworked American
The Unexpected Decline of Leisure
By (author) Juliet B. Schor
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Overworked American by Juliet B. Schor
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465054343
(203mm x 127mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 3-Mar-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Juliet B. Schor
Sage Encyclopedia of Economics and Society, Hardback (February 2016)
This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social science programs who seek to better understand economics through a contemporary lens.
Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest for Plentitude, Paperback (August 2014)
How small, innovative grassroots groups are discovering a new kind of economy and a richer quality of life
Born to Buy, Paperback (January 2006)
Now in paperback, with a new Afterword by the author, the groundbreaking book that every parent and teacher must read - offering the first hard research data on the consequences of turning young children into consumers.
Sustainable Planet, Paperback (December 2002)» View all books by Juliet B. Schor
A collection of essays by writers on sustainable living, examining how we can spend less, consume less, and restore greater balance in our lives. The contributors include Juliet Schor, Bill McKibben, Mary Pipher and William McDonough. Topics addressed include overwork and loss of community.
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Author Biography - Juliet B. Schor
Juliet Schor is associate professor of economics at Harvard University
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