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  • Working Time and Workers' Preferences in Industrialized Countriesby Jon C. Messenger

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    The gradual reduction in weekly working hours in the first half of the last century, which culminated in the widespread adoption of the 'standard' working week by the 1960s, was grounded in a concern for health and safety and for the preservation of time outside of paid labour. Over the last few decades, however, this progressive standardization... more...

  • Offshoring and Working Conditions in Remote Workby Jon C. Messenger; Naj Ghosheh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 120.00

    An historical context of the development of global outsourcing with case study analysis in four countries where the industry is large or growing. It provides policy advice from employers to policy makers on how the growth of good quality jobs can be ensured as this industry grows and matures around the world. more...

  • Work Sharing during the Great Recessionby Jon C. Messenger; Naj Ghosheh

    International Labour Office 2013; US$ 48.00

    This volume presents the concept and history of work sharing, how it can be used as a strategy for preserving jobs and also its potential for increasing employment - including the complexities and trade-offs involved. Work-sharing programmes used during the Great Recession of 2008-09 are analysed for several European countries and other countries around... more...

  • Work Sharing during the Great Recessionby Jon C. Messenger; Naj Ghosheh

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    Work sharing' is a labour market instrument devised in order to distribute a reduced volume of work to the same (or similar) number of workers over a diminished period of working time in order to avoid redundancies. This fascinating and timely study presents the concept and history of work sharing and explores the complexities and trade-offs involved... more...

  • Working Time Around the Worldby Jon C. Messenger; Sangheon Lee; Deirdre McCann

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 155.00

    John Maynard Keynes once made the bold prediction that the three-hour work day would prevail for his grandchildren's generation. Seventy years later, the question of working time is as pertinent as it was at the inception of the 40-hour week. Not until now, however, has there been a global comparative analysis of working time laws, policies and... more...

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