Overworked American

The Unexpected Decline of Leisure

By Juliet B. Schor
Basic Books (AZ), Paperback, 9780465054343, 270pp.

Publication Date: March 1993

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This pathbreaking book explains why, contrary to all expectations, Americans are working harder than ever. Juliet Schor presents the astonishing news that over the past twenty years our working hours have increased by the equivalent of one month per yeara dramatic spurt that has hit everybody: men and women, professionals as well as low-paid workers. Why are weunlike every other industrialized Western nationrepeatedly choosing money over time? And what can we do to get off the treadmill?

About the Author
Juliet B. Schor is the award-winning author of "The Overworked American" and "The Overspent American." A recognized expert on consumerism, economics, and family studies, she teaches at Boston College and lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
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