“Friday off”: Reducing Working Hours in Europe

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Giorgos Kallis; Michael Kalush; Hugh O.'Flynn; Jack Rossiter; Nicholas Ashford;
(2013)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Sustainability,volume 5,issue 4 4,pages1-23 (issn: 2071-1050)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/su5041545
  • Subject: TD194-195 | Renewable energy sources | binary economics | 4-day workweek | working hours; Europe; 4-day workweek; environmental sustainability; quality of life; productivity; productiveness; unemployment; binary economics | TJ807-830 | environmental sustainability | productivity | working hours | GE1-350 | unemployment | productiveness | Environmental sciences | quality of life | Environmental effects of industries and plants | Europe
    • jel: jel:Q2 | jel:Q3 | jel:Q0 | jel:Q | jel:Q5 | jel:Q56 | jel:O13

This article explores the pros and cons for reducing working hours in Europe. To arrive to an informed judgment we review critically the theoretical and empirical literature, mostly from economics, concerning the relation between working hours on the one hand, and produ... View more
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