A shorter working week for everyone: How much paid work is needed for mental health and well-being?

  title={A shorter working week for everyone: How much paid work is needed for mental health and well-being?},
  author={D. Kamerāde and Senhu Wang and B. Burchell and Sarah Ursula Balderson and A. Coutts},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  • D. Kamerāde, Senhu Wang, +2 authors A. Coutts
  • Published 2019
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Social science & medicine
  • There are predictions that in future rapid technological development could result in a significant shortage of paid work. A possible option currently debated by academics, policy makers, trade unions, employers and mass media, is a shorter working week for everyone. In this context, two important research questions that have not been asked so far are: what is the minimum amount of paid employment needed to deliver some or all of the well-being and mental health benefits that employment has been… CONTINUE READING
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