Working Time and Workers Preferences in Industrialized Countries by Jon C. Messenger
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Working Time and Workers Preferences in Industrialized Countries
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Working Time and Workers Preferences in Industrialized Countries

Finding the Balance

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Working Time and Workers Preferences in Industrialized Countries by Jon C. Messenger

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The gradual reduction in weekly working hours in the first half of the last century, which culminated in the widespread adoption of the 'standard' working week by the 1960s, was grounded in a concern for health and safety and for the preservation of time outside of paid labour. Over the last few decades, however, this progressive standardization of working time has given way to a diversification and individualization in working hours as employers have responded to the competitive pressures of globalization by requiring that productivity be enhanced through changes in working-time schedules. As we enter the new century, a common goal has emerged: the removal or liberaliZation of restrictions on unsocial hours and on the variation of working hours. This books draws together an international team of contributors to examine the process.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415701082
ISBN-10: 0415701082
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jon C. Messenger

Jon . Messenger is a Senior Researcher with the International Labour Office (ILO), Switzerland.

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