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Gender and the Intensification of Work: Evidence from the European Working Conditions Surveys

  • Brendan Burchell

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    (Faculty of Social and Political Science, University of Cambridge)

  • Colette Fagan

    (University of Manchester)

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    This paper uses the European Working Conditions Surveys to examine the intensity of work for male and female employees. The first section gives an overview of the usefulness of the survey for examining European Union (EU) working conditions and shows how women's intensity of work has been increasing faster than that of men, so that by the year 2000 there was little gender difference in the speed of work. Section two demonstrates that the intensity of work has a negative effect on health and work-life balance, and this effect is stronger for women than for men.

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    Volume (Year): 30 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 4 (Fall)
    Pages: 627-642

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    1. Francis Green, 2001. "It's Been A Hard Day's Night: The Concentration and Intensification of Work in Late Twentieth-Century Britain," British Journal of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics, vol. 39(1), pages 53-80, 03.
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