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Discretionary time : a new measure of freedom

Author: Robert E Goodin; James Mahmud Rice; Antti Parpo; Lina Eriksson; Ebooks Corporation,
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a novel study of how much control people have over their time and work-life balance.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Goodin; James Mahmud Rice; Antti Parpo; Lina Eriksson; Ebooks Corporation,
ISBN: 9780511386312 0511386311
OCLC Number: 870987367
Awards: Winner of Stein Rokkan Prize, International Social Science Council 2009
Description: 1 online resource (484 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Contents; Figures; Tables; Preface; Part I Introduction; 1 Time and money; 2 Discretionary time and temporal autonomy; 3 The distribution of discretionary time; Part II Time pressure; 4 Time pressure: a new problem?; 5 Time pressure: a new measure; 6 Is it really an illusion?; Part III Welfare regimes matter; 7 How welfare regimes differ; 8 A temporal perspective on welfare regimes; 9 Welfare regimes and temporal autonomy; Part IV Gender regimes matter; 10 How gender regimes differ; 11 A temporal perspective on gender regimes. 12 Gender regimes and temporal autonomyPart V Household regimes matter; 13 How household regimes differ; 14 The difference that household rules make; 15 The difference that states make; 16 Alternative household rules and temporal autonomy; Part VI Conclusions; 17 Conclusions; Appendix 1: Methodology; A1.1 Introductory notes; A1.2 Actual households; A1.3 Alternative households; A1.4 Decomposing net income into gross income and mandatory social-insurance contributions in the 1994 French LIS data set; Appendix 2: Data; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Robert E. Goodin, James Mahmud Rice, Antti Parpo, Lina Eriksson.

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The authors develop a novel way of measuring 'discretionary time': time which is free to spend as one pleases. Using data from six different countries, they examine how much control people have over  Read more...

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