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Working time in Great Britain and Australia: an economic analysis

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The subject of this thesis is the economics of working time in Great Britain and Australia, with special reference to the length and timing of working hours. First, the incidence of and trends in work patterns, in Great Britain and Australia, are examined. The incidence of and trends in, normal hours, actual hours, overtime and part-time work in Britain and Australia, show a great deal of similarity. It is more difficult to compare "non-standard working hours" (hours outside of the normal spread of hours, e.g. shift work) because of problems with the data. It is clear, however, that non-standard hours of work are important in both countries. [Continues.]


Great Britain, Equal Opportunities Commission. European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. Leverhulme Trust. Social Science Research Council. Business Council of Australia. Reserve Bank of Australia. South Australian Department of Labour.



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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University. This Thesis consists of copies of separate publications. It has been redacted for reasons relating to the law of copyright. For more information please contact the author.



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