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About time Examining the case for a shorter working week

CASE and New Economics Foundation public discussion


As the economic crisis deepens, this is the moment to consider moving towards much shorter, more flexible paid working hours – sharing out jobs and unpaid time more fairly across the population. The new economics foundation (nef) set out the case in its report 21 Hours: Why a shorter working week can help us all to flourish in the 21st century.

Now, in partnership with CASE (Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion) at the London School of Economics, this event brings together a panel of experts to examine the social, environmental and economic implications. They will consider how far a shorter working week can help to address a range of urgent social, economic and environmental problems: unemployment, over-consumption, high carbon emissions, low well-being and entrenched inequalities.

Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College, and author of Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth, and The Overworked American.

Professor Lord Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick and biographer of J. M. Keynes. He is the co-author, with Dr Edward Skidelsky from the University of Exeter, of the forthcoming book, How Much is Enough? Economics and the Good Life.

Tim Jackson is Professor of Sustainable Development at Surrey University, and author of Prosperity without Growth.

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Speaker(s):

Professor Juliet Schor | talks
Professor Lord Skidelsky | talks
Dr Edward Skidelsky | talks
Professor Tim Jackson | talks
Chair: Anna Cote | talks

 

Date and Time:

11 January 2012 at 6:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE

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Tickets:

Free

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