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Despite huge social and technological progress over the last century, our attitude towards working hours remains grounded in the industrial revolution, and there is no real recognition of the value of our core - unpaid - economy. Re-examining the 9-5 and moving towards a redistribution of paid and unpaid time would help to restore balance, with benefits for our economy, society and environment.
- John Maynard Keynes envisaged that by the beginning of the 21st century, most people would work only 15 hours a week.
- Women in the UK do 4.5 hours of unpaid work per day. Men do 2.5 hours.
Blog post // January 18, 2012
Last Wednesday nef brought together a panel of three experts to discuss our acclaimed 2010 report 21 Hours. Could a shorter working week be the answer to current social, economic and environmental concerns? Watch or listen again to the full lecture and discussion below.More