chapter  6
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The future of leisure time

Underlying these radical changes in employment, which have been accompanied by rising levels of education and income, the Harvard economist Juliet Schor identifies the emergence of ‘post materialists’ who are less concerned with getting and spending, and more interested in quality of life and leisure. Perhaps, in these workaholic times, some of them have in mind Oscar Wilde’s comment that work is the refuge of those with nothing better to do.