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  • Organizations and Working Time Standardsby Jens Thoemmes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Collective bargaining between employers and trade unions has profoundly changed working conditions in companies around the globe. But why do we start work at the age of 10, 16, 18 or 24? Why do we work 6, 8, 10 or more hours a day? These questions are becoming increasingly pertinent as working norms are fractured and fragmented by country. This book... more...

  • Atypische Beschäftigung: Teilzeitarbeit, befristete Beschäftigung und Leiharbeit in Deutschland und Großbritannienby Mario Daum

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 16.80

    Atypische Beschäftigungsformen haben in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten immer mehr an Bedeutung gewonnen. Der Anteil der Arbeitnehmer, die einer vom klassischen Normalarbeitsverhältnis abweichenden Tätigkeit nachgehen, nimmt stetig zu. Diese Trends sind europaweit zu beobachten. Dennoch sind vergleichende sozialwissenschaftliche Arbeiten, die theoretische... more...

  • Working Timeby Deborah M. Figart; Lonnie Golden

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 200.00

    Working time is a crucial issue for both research and public policy. This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of both paid and unpaid work time, integrating a unique discussion of overwork, underwork, shortening of the working week, and flexible work practices. Time at work is affected by a complex web of evolving culture and social relations,... more...

  • 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...

  • Employment Policy and the Regulation of Part-time Work in the European Unionby Silvana Sciarra; Paul Davies; Mark Freedland

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 65.00

    This 2004 book examines the influence of EC rules on European nations' policies towards part-time working. 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...

  • Fehlzeiten-Report 2006by Bernhard Badura; Henner Schellschmidt; Christian Vetter

    Springer 2007; US$ 49.99

    Der "Fehlzeiten-Report" wird vom Wissenschaftlichen Institut der AOK (WIdO) in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Bielefeld herausgegeben. Jedes Jahr informiert er umfassend über die aktuelle Krankenstandsentwicklung in der deutschen Wirtschaft. Detailliert beleuchtet er das Arbeitsunfähigkeitsgeschehen einzelner Branchen und der wichtigsten Berufsgruppen.... more...

  • Half A Jobby Chris Tilly

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    Over 20 million people are working part-time in the United States, more than six million of them involuntarily. Both Time and Fortune magazines have run recent cover stories about this constrained faction of the workforce, who tend to earn on average 40 percent less than full-time workers. Addressing this disturbing trend, Chris Tilly presents... more...

  • Labor's Timeby Jonathan Cutler

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    The movement for a shorter workweek that once defined the labor movement in the United States was largely displaced by the new corporatist structure of organized labor in the post-New Deal era. Labor's Time examines the changes that occurred within organized labor and traces their influence on the decline of the shorter hours movement. Focusing... more...

  • Work Without Endby Benjamin Hunnicutt

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    "An extraordinarily informative scholarly history of the debate over working hours from 1920 to 1940." --New York Times Book Review For more than a century preceding the Great Depression, work hours were steadily reduced. Intellectuals, labor leaders, politicians, and workers saw this reduction in work as authentic progress and the resulting... more...