Working Time Around the World

Working Time Around the World

Trends in Working Hours, Laws and Policies in a Global Comparative Perspective

by Sangheon LeeDeirdre McCann and Jon C. Messenger

Hardback Publication Date: 31/05/2007

 
"Working Time Around the World: Trends in Working Hours, Laws and Policies in a Global Comparative Perspective" provides a global comparative analysis of working time laws, policies, and actual working hours. It finds that, despite a century-long optimism about reduced working hours and some progress in legal measures limiting them, differences in actual working hours between industrialised and developing countries remain considerable without any clear sign of hours being reduced.This publication examines working hours in the service sector and its subsectors, such as wholesale and retail trade, hotels and restaurants, and transport, storage and communications, as well as in the growing informal economy. It also considers how gender and age may help determine working time, and examines what influence legal standards may have on actual working hours in a number of countries. A set of policy suggestions that preserve health and safety, are family friendly, promote gender equality, enhance productivity, and facilitate workers choice and influence over their working hours are also put forward.
ISBN:
9789221193111
9789221193111
Category:
Labour economics
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
31-05-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
International Labour Office
Country of origin:
Switzerland
Pages:
200
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x18mm
Weight:
0.03kg

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