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Time: Laurie Taylor considers the extent to which the way we spend our time has changed over the last 50 years.

Time: Laurie Taylor considers the extent to which the way we spend our time has changed over the last fifty years. Is it true that we are working more, sleeping less and addicted to our phones? What does this mean for our health, wealth and happiness? Oriel Sullivan, Professor of Sociology of Gender at the UCL, has taken a detailed look at our daily activities and found some surprising truths about the social and economic structure of the world we live in. Also, Daniel S. Hamermesh, Distinguished Scholar at Barnard College, examines the pressure to do more in less time. Which people are the most rushed & why - from France and Germany to the UK and Japan.

Producer: Jayne Egerton

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29 minutes

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Mon 18 Nov 2019 00:15

Guests

Oriel Sullivan - Professor of Sociology of Gender, UCL

Daniel Hamermesh - Distinguished Scholar at Barnard College

 

Further Reading

- 'What We Really Do All Day: Insights from the Centre for Time Use Research.' by Jonathan Gershuny & Oriel Sullivan

- 'Spending Time: The Most Valuable Resource' by Daniel S. Hamermesh

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