• Mia Tammelin
  • Timo Anttila
  • Tomi Oinas
  • Armi Mustosmäki
  • Ilkka Virmasalo
  • Outi Alakärppä
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING)


This chapter looks to the future by summarizing the discussion of the previous chapters. One of the emerging themes of family life has been the increased inequality of families and the consequent increased polarization within societies. In this chapter we run through the various dimensions of working time and highlight some linkages of working time to individual and family well-being. Finally we conclude by presenting gaps in the research and thoughts on routes towards a sustainable working life.


Family Future of employment Sustainable work Work hours 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mia Tammelin
    • 1
  • Timo Anttila
    • 1
  • Tomi Oinas
    • 1
  • Armi Mustosmäki
    • 1
  • Ilkka Virmasalo
    • 1
  • Outi Alakärppä
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social Sciences and PhilosophyUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland
  2. 2.Department of EducationUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskyläFinland

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