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Work-sharing from Different Angles: A literature review

Arvind Ashta ()

No 17-033, Working Papers CEB from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract: Could work-sharing solves the problems of unemployment, inequality and global warming, and yet produce a happier world? This literature review takes a multidisciplinary view of the problem. We find that theoretically work-sharing can do all these things, but the existing evidence of its performance is debatable and there are hesitations from industry to implement it. We recommend a global initiative, riding on the sustainable development wave, with an appealing narrative to create a just distribution in today's world.

Keywords: Unemployment; worktime; sharing; work reduction; inequality; happiness (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 J21 J64 J81 M55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-his, nep-lab and nep-mac
Date: 2017-12-05
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