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Author Messenger, Jon C. (Jon Carleton), 1960-

Title Working time and workers' preferences in industrialized countries : finding the balance / Jon C. Messenger
Published New York : Routledge, 2004


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Description xx,231 pages ; 24 cm
Series Routledge studies in the modern world economy ; 50
Routledge studies in the modern world economy ; 50
Contents Introduction : working time in industrialized countries / Dominique Anxo, Colette Fagan, Deirdre McCann, Sangheon Lee and Jon C. Messenger -- 1. Regulating working time needs and preferences / Deirdre McCann -- 2. Working-hour gaps : trends and issues / Sangheon Lee -- 3. Working time patterns among industrialized countries : a household perspective / Dominique Anxo -- 4. Gender and working time in industrialized countries / Colette Fagan -- 5. Working time at the enterprise level : business objectives, firms' practices and workers' preferences / Jon C. Messenger -- 6. Implications for working time policies / Dominique Anxo, Colette Fagan, Sangheon Lee, Deirdre McCann and Jon C. Messenger
Summary "Globalization, demographic changes, increasing numbers of women in the labour market : all these changes have resulted in working time arrangements which often look vastly different than they did several decades ago. These changes have significant ramifications both economically and sociologically. This volume examines the changing nature of working time in industrialized countries." "This volume will greatly interest those researchers and academics working on labour economics, employment issues and more specifically working time. The policy ramifications that this book uncovers mean that it will also be a useful reference for policy-makers."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Hours of labor -- Government policy -- Case studies.
Employees -- Attitudes -- Case studies.
Labor economics.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Messenger, Jon C. (Jon Carleton), 1960-
LC no. 2004048208
ISBN 0415701082