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

@article{Kamerde2019ASW,
  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},
  year={2019},
  pages={
          112353
        }
}
  • 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
    11 Citations

    Topics from this paper

    Paper Mentions

    Interventional Clinical Trial
    Mindfulness and exercise are both widely used to improve mental health and well-being. Some people find that these activities also improve their ability to focus. This study aims to… Expand
    ConditionsExercise, Mindfulness
    InterventionBehavioral
    Changes in the Association between European Workers’ Employment Conditions and Employee Well-Being in 2005, 2010 and 2015
    • 2
    • PDF
    The rat race and working time regulation
    Company Characteristics, Disability Inclusion Practices, and Employment of People with Disabilities in the Post COVID-19 Job Economy: A Cross Sectional Survey Study
    • PDF
    OPTH_A_241928 707..719

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 46 REFERENCES
    Hour-glass ceilings: Work-hour thresholds, gendered health inequities.
    • 42
    • PDF
    Unemployment and Well-Being
    • 12
    The association between long working hours and health: a systematic review of epidemiological evidence.
    • 268
    • PDF