The Overworked American
The Unexpected Decline Of Leisure

Schor, Juliet B.
Publisher:  Basic Books, New York
Year Published:  1993   First Published:  1957
Pages:  272pp   ISBN:  9780465054343
Dewey:  306.48
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX15946

This book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever. Juliet Schor presents the astonishing news that over the past twenty years our working hours have increased by the equivalent of one month per year—a dramatic spurt that has hit everybody: men and women, professionals as well as low-paid workers. Why are we—unlike every other industrialized Western nation—repeatedly ”choosing” money over time? And what can we do to get off the treadmill?