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Author : Daniel S Hamermesh Pages : 232 pages Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA Language : ISBN-10 : 0190853832 ISBN-13 : 9780190853 839

Spending Time: The Most Valuable Resource Tim e is the ulti mat e sca rce res our ce and thu s qui nte sse ntia lly


a topi c for eco no mic s, whi ch stu die s sca rcit y. Sta rtin g wit h the obs erv atio n tha t tim e is incr easi ngl y val uab le giv en co mp etin


g de ma nds as we hav e mo re thin gs we can buy and do, Spe ndi ng Tim e pro vid es eng agi ng insi ght s into ho w peo ple use thei r tim e and


wh at det erm ine s thei r dec isio ns abo ut spe ndi ng thei r tim e.T hat our tim e is limi ted by the nu mb er of hou rs in a day , day s in a yea r,


and yea rs in our live s me ans tha t we fac e con stra ints and thu s cho ices tha t inv olv e tra deoffs . We slee p, eat, hav e fun, wat ch TV, and


not leas t we wor k. Ho w mu ch we ded icat e to eac h, and wh y we do so, is intr igui ng and no one is bet ter pla ced to she d ligh t on sim ilari ties


and diff ere nce s tha n Da niel S. Ha mer me sh, the lea din g aut hori ty on tim euse . Her e he exp lore s ho w peo ple use thei r tim e, incl


udi ng acr oss cou ntri es, regi ons , cult ure s, clas s, and gen der .A mer ica ns no w wor k mo re tha n peo ple in oth er rich cou ntri es, but as rec


entl y as the late 197 0s the y wor ked no mo re tha n oth ers; and the y als o wor k lon ger into old er age . Me n and wo me n do diff ere nt


thin gs at diff ere nt tim es of the day , whi ch affe cts ho w well -off the y feel . Bot h the arri val of chil dre n and reti rem ent cre ate maj or sho


cks to exis ting tim e use s, wit h diff ere nce s bet we en the sex es. Hig her inc om es and hig her wa ge rat es lea d peo ple to hur ry mo re, bot


h on and off the job, and hig her wa ge rat es lea d peo ple to cut bac k on acti viti es tha t tak e tim e aw ay fro m wor k.B ein g stre sse d


for tim e is cen tral to mo der n life, and Ha mer me sh sho ws wh o is rus hed , and wh y. Wit h Am eric ans wor kin g mo re tha n peo ple in Fra nce


, Ger ma ny, the U.K ., Jap an and oth er rich cou ntri es, the boo k offe rs a sim ple but radi cal pro pos al for cha ngi ng Am eric ans ' live s and red uci


ng the stre ss abo ut tim e. Spending Time: The Most Valuable Resource

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Spending Time: The Most Valuable Resource  

Spending Time: The Most Valuable Resource

Spending Time: The Most Valuable Resource  

Spending Time: The Most Valuable Resource

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