The Resource Discretionary time : a new measure of freedom, Robert E. Goodin ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

Discretionary time : a new measure of freedom, Robert E. Goodin ... [et al.], (electronic resource)

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Discretionary time : a new measure of freedom
Title
Discretionary time
Title remainder
a new measure of freedom
Statement of responsibility
Robert E. Goodin ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A healthy work-life balance is increasingly recognised as an important factor in well-being, and the authors have developed a novel way to measure time which is free to spend as one pleases. This book offers a new perspective for comparative cross-national enquiries into the temporal aspects of human welfare.
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
306.0723
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN25
LC item number
.D57 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Goodin, Robert E
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  • Quality of life
  • Well-being
  • Leisure
  • Time
Summary expansion
The authors develop a novel way of measuring 'discretionary time': time which is free to spend as one pleases. Using data from six different countries, they examine how much control people have over their time and how much they could have under alternative welfare, gender or household arrangements. 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 temporal autonomy varies substantially across different countries and under different living conditions. By calibrating how much control people have over their time, and how much they could have under alternative welfare, gender or household arrangements, this book offers a new perspective for comparative cross-national enquiries into the temporal aspects of human welfare
Label
Discretionary time : a new measure of freedom, Robert E. Goodin ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part I. Introduction: 1. Time and money; 2. Discretionary time; 3. The distribution of discretionary time; Part II. Time Pressure: 4. Time pressure: a new problem?; 5. Time pressure: a new measure; 6. Is it really an illusion?; Part III. Welfare Regimes Matter: 7. How welfare regimes differ; 8. A temporal perspective on welfare regimes; 9. Welfare regimes and temporal autonomy; Part IV. Gender Regimes Matter: 10. How gender regimes differ; 11. A temporal perspective on gender regimes; 12. Gender regimes and temporal autonomy; Part V. Household Regimes Matter: 13. How household regimes differ; 14. The difference that household rules make; 15. The difference that states make; 16. Alternative household rules and temporal autonomy; Part VI. Conclusions: 17. Conclusions; Appendix 1. Methodology; Appendix 2. Data
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 462 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511386312
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000001224301
  • (StDuBDS)AH13418074
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC335069
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001224301
Label
Discretionary time : a new measure of freedom, Robert E. Goodin ... [et al.], (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part I. Introduction: 1. Time and money; 2. Discretionary time; 3. The distribution of discretionary time; Part II. Time Pressure: 4. Time pressure: a new problem?; 5. Time pressure: a new measure; 6. Is it really an illusion?; Part III. Welfare Regimes Matter: 7. How welfare regimes differ; 8. A temporal perspective on welfare regimes; 9. Welfare regimes and temporal autonomy; Part IV. Gender Regimes Matter: 10. How gender regimes differ; 11. A temporal perspective on gender regimes; 12. Gender regimes and temporal autonomy; Part V. Household Regimes Matter: 13. How household regimes differ; 14. The difference that household rules make; 15. The difference that states make; 16. Alternative household rules and temporal autonomy; Part VI. Conclusions: 17. Conclusions; Appendix 1. Methodology; Appendix 2. Data
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 462 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511386312
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000001224301
  • (StDuBDS)AH13418074
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC335069
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001224301

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