Shortening the Work Week – longterm benefits

Jason Hickel
Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World

The benefits of shorter working week keep multiplying. One group of scientists summed up the evidence like this: “Overall, the existing research suggests that working time reduction potentially offers a triple dividend to society: reduced unemployment, increased quality of life, and reduced environmental pressures.”[*] Transitioning to a shorter working week is key to building a humane, ecological economy.

* Jared B. Fitzgerald, Juliet R. Schor and Andrew K. Jorgensen, ‘Working hours and carbon dioxide emissions in the United States 2007-2013,’ Social Forces 96(4), 2018, pp. 1851-1874.

And so for day 2940

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