Sustainable Consumption and Worktime Reduction

  title={Sustainable Consumption and Worktime Reduction},
  author={J. Schor},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Ecology},
  • J. Schor
  • Published 2008
  • Economics
  • Journal of Industrial Ecology
  • This article argues that in the global North a successful path to sustainability will entail a stabilization of consumption through reductions in hours of work, a solution that neither ecologists nor economists have addressed seriously. The article presents data on the slowdown of hours reductions in many countries and discusses the need for policy intervention to counter firm‐level disincentives to reducing hours of work. It then discusses the potential popularity of work‐hour reductions with… CONTINUE READING
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