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Increasing paid work time? A new puzzle for multinational time-diary research

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This explores the reasons that paid work time may be rising, at least in anglophone countries. Three explanations are discussed. (1) An historical reversal of the work/leisure gradient with respect to social position or social status. This gradient was once positive, but is now negative; evidence of this change from 11 developed countries is drawn from the Multinational Time Use study. (2) Paid work is becoming, on average, pleasanter, intrinsically more rewarding and desirable as an activity...

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10.1007/s11205-010-9654-z

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Sociology
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Indicators Research Journal website
Volume:
101
Issue:
2
Pages:
207-213
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1573-0921
ISSN:
0303-8300
Language:
English
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ora:5971
Deposit date:
2011-12-15

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