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Time Well Spent: Subjective Well-Being and the Organization of Time

by Daniel Wheatley Rowman & Littlefield International
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An innovative exploration of self-reported happiness, referred to as subjective well-being, observed through the lens of time-use.

1. Subjective well-being and time-use: An introduction / 2. A pluralist perspective on time-use / 3. Time-use: The historical and policy context / 4. Work-time, the quality of work and well-being / 5. The household division of labour and flexibility in paid work / 6. Care and volunteering: The (feel) good Samaritan (with Irene Hardill) / 7. Where to next? Travel-to-work and travel-for-work / 8. Leisure time: The pursuit of happiness (with Craig Bickerton) / 9. The organization of time and subjective well-being: Key findings and implications for public and organizational policy

(This book) explores the relationship between how time is used and well-being, using empirical measures of self-assessed well-being, and evaluates the impact of the organization of time on subjective well-being.
Daniel Wheatley is Senior Lecturer in Business and Labour Economics in the Department of Management at University of Birmingham Business School.