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Work-Time Reduction: Possibilities and Problems

Herbert Gans

Challenge, 2013, vol. 56, issue 5, 62-73

Abstract: Once, it was possible to think of reducing the workweek. Is it still? The author discusses the possibilities and many obstacles, economic and political. Yes, it might create jobs, but can it really be done without offering an equivalent wage for fewer hours? But if we do not think about the gains from work reduction (such as the modern invention of the weekend), it surely will not happen.

Date: 2013
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