Discretionary Time

@inproceedings{Goodin2008DiscretionaryT,
  title={Discretionary Time},
  author={Robert E. Goodin and James M Rice and Antti Parpo and Lina Eriksson},
  year={2008}
}
A healthy work–life balance has become increasingly important to people trying to cope with the pressures of contemporary society. This trend highlights the fallacy of assessing well-being in terms of finance alone; how much time we have matters just as much as how much money. The authors of this book have developed a novel way to measure ‘discretionary time’: time which is free to spend as one pleases. Exploring data from the US, Australia, Germany, France, Sweden and Finland, they show that… 
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