First published in 1985, this book examines the major components of working time from an international perspective, considering the individual aspects of working time, with particular emphasis on the argument that work should be shared to alleviate unemployment and the case for further increasing the flexibility and choice in working arrangements. Paul Blyton reviews working time since the Industrial Revolution, when a strict time-frame was first imposed on workers, and the growth in work-sharing, flexitime, part-time working and changes to the retirement age.

chapter 1|13 pages


chapter 3|27 pages

Overtime and Shiftwork

chapter 4|12 pages


chapter 5|12 pages

Short-Time Working

chapter 6|24 pages

Part-Time Working and Job-Sharing

chapter 8|18 pages

Changes in Retirement Patterns

chapter 9|6 pages

The Future of Working Time