(Schor 1991) The overworked American

Schor, Juliet B. The overworked American: the unexpected decline of leisure. New York: Basic Books; 1991.

Economist Juliet Schor documents a drastic increase in working hours in the USA, and traces its origins to Taylorist management practices, the bargaining advantages of capital over labor, and the relatively low priority given to work week reductions by the American labor movement. Schor argues that reclaiming leisure in the USA is critically important for quality of life and for the ability of the citizenry to fulfill unpaid civic responsibilities.


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