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A regional perspective on the French 35 hour week policy

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tracing policy-making and implementation from Nord-Pas-de-Calais to Paris
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In 1998, the French Socialist Government reduced the statutory workweek to 35 hours. This work time reduction policy was implemented in response to the country's chronic unemployment problem, which had seen unemployment average over 10% during the previous decade. The 35 hour week sought to reduce unemployment by spreading the existing stock of jobs more widely and by stimulating job creation. This policy choice was received with considerable scepticism from commentators outside of France...

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Hertford College (University of Oxford)
Department:
School of Geography and the Environment
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Publication date:
2003
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602323371
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uuid:1f981bd7-5f74-487c-be60-e8c481dcae4b
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td:602323371

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