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The evolution of work: Exploit, industry and honour. A long-run international analysis

Abstract:

Does work time necessarily diminish with economic development? We use evidence from 16 countries drawn from the day-diaries included in the Multinational Time Use Study to describe trends in work over five decades. We demonstrate: (1) the approximate historical constancy and cross-national similarity in the total of paid plus unpaid work time over the last 55 or so years; (2) a gender convergence in work patterns and the approximate gender-equality of total (paid plus unpaid) work; (3) an app...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
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Name:
European Research Council
Grant:
339703
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Name:
National Instiutes of Health
Grant:
R01HD053654
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Name:
Economic & Social Research Council
Grant:
ES-000-23-TO704-A
Publisher:
Futuribles International
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Publication date:
2017-10-01
Acceptance date:
2017-06-01
ISSN:
0337-307X
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Pubs id:
pubs:830691
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uuid:fbe05657-3d1f-4613-a303-fe7e5f6a13a2
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pubs:830691
Source identifiers:
830691
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2018-03-22

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