The Temporal Welfare State: A Crossnational Comparison

@article{Rice2006TheTW,
  title={The Temporal Welfare State: A Crossnational Comparison},
  author={James M Rice and Robert E. Goodin and Antti Parpo},
  journal={Journal of Public Policy},
  year={2006},
  volume={26},
  pages={195 - 228}
}
Welfare states contribute to people's well-being in many different ways. Bringing all these contributions under a common metric is tricky. Here we propose doing so through the notion of temporal autonomy: the freedom to spend one's time as one pleases, outside the necessities of everyday life. Using income and time use surveys from five countries (the USA, Australia, Germany, France, and Sweden) that represent the principal types of welfare and gender regimes, we propose ways of… 
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