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The Recent Movement Towards a Four-Day Working Week

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Global Labour in Distress, Volume II

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I discuss the wider benefits of a four-day working week for the economy, emphasizing the positive effects on the aggregate demand, aggregate supply and labour market and in the domain of political economy. I then discuss the various ways in which firms could adjust to a shorter working week, to minimize the disruption to the economy of its implementation.

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Gomes, P. (2022). The Recent Movement Towards a Four-Day Working Week. In: Goulart, P., Ramos, R., Ferrittu, G. (eds) Global Labour in Distress, Volume II. Palgrave Readers in Economics. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-89265-4_22

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