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Hours of work in industrialised countries by Archibald A. Evans

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Published by International Labour Office in Geneva .
Written in English


  • Hours of labor.

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementArchibald A. Evans.
LC ClassificationsHD5106 .E8812
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 164 p. ;
Number of Pages164
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Open LibraryOL5254940M
ISBN 109221012964
LC Control Number75328043

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  Working time and workers’ preferences in industrialized Countries. Finding the balance Globalization, demographics changes, increasing numbers of women in the labour market; all these changes have resulted in working time arrangements which now look vastly different from what they did several decades by: It shows that the US pattern of increasing annual hours worked per person (which totalled 1, in versus 1, in , an increase of nearly 4%) runs contrary to a world-wide trend in industrialized countries that has seen hours at work remaining steady or declining in recent years.   Looking ahead to , workers in some countries are facing a far longer shift than others. According to the OECD, Mexicans work the most . The following list is the average annual hours worked by participants in the labor force of the OECD member states. As of , Mexico, Costa Rica and South Korea ranked first with the highest number of hours worked per year. As of Greece ranked the highest In EU with average hours per year, while Germany ranked the lowest with Gross national income (GNI): (Nominal, Atlas method) .

  May 1, -- Americans work more than anyone in the industrialized world. hovering somewhere just north of 40 hours weekly. who wrote the best-selling book The Overworked American in. : Working Time and Workers' Preferences in Industrialized Countries (Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy) (): Messenger, Jon C.: BooksFormat: Paperback.   It’s sad to check that today, years later since Robert Owen’s slogan, most of workers in the world are as far from the 8 hours work day as workers in were (here a book for those who wish to know more about the matter: Working Time Around the World). Standard working hours of countries worldwide are 40 to 44 hours per week, that’s true.   A strange thing happened on the way to the leisure society. It was once widely anticipated that the process which saw the standard working week Author: Anthony Veal.

  In the countries on our list, the average hours worked was 1, or less, or the equivalent of 30 hours per week. In Austria, the average employed person worked just 1, hours, or a bit more.   The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in , and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. Toxic work environments are as dangerous to health as second-hand smoke, argues Jeffrey Pfeffer, a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, in his latest book, “Dying for a Paycheck”. PDF | On Jan 1, , Dominique Anxo and others published Working Time Patterns among Industrialised Countries: A Household Perspective | Find, read and cite all .