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Kortare arbetsdag - en väg till ett mer ekologiskt arbetsliv?

Olsson, Birgitta LU (1994) In PEI 1994:1.
Abstract
The subject of the dissertation is the influence of shorter working days on welfare. The focus is the reduction of paid daily working hours as an instrument for better working conditions and a better life.

The empirical study is based on a hospital where working hours have been reduced in four wards by one hour a day in three of the geriatric nursing departments.

The aim of the dissertation was to describe the effects of the shorter working day on employees and on the organisation i.e. the hospital. In addition, an attempt is made to discuss shorter working hours from a societal point of view.

The emprical work has been carried out during a two year period and various types of data have been collected.... (More)
The subject of the dissertation is the influence of shorter working days on welfare. The focus is the reduction of paid daily working hours as an instrument for better working conditions and a better life.

The empirical study is based on a hospital where working hours have been reduced in four wards by one hour a day in three of the geriatric nursing departments.

The aim of the dissertation was to describe the effects of the shorter working day on employees and on the organisation i.e. the hospital. In addition, an attempt is made to discuss shorter working hours from a societal point of view.

The emprical work has been carried out during a two year period and various types of data have been collected. interviews, statistical documents, questionnaires and obeservations. Individual welfare has been assesed using interviews and questionnaries. At the organisational level a human resource accounting approach has been applied.

The results of the study show that it seems to be possible to reduce the fully paid working day without increasing costs or without reducing quality of service.

A hypothesis generated by the study is that a shorter working day, especially for many women, could be a way to a more ecological working life where the circle of production and reproduction functions better as a whole. (Less)
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  • Professor AAse, Bjorg Sörensen, Arbeidsforskningsinstituttet Oslo
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Thesis
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published
subject
keywords
shorter working days, working hours, human resource costing and accounting, human resource management, ecological working life, work ecology, welfare, hospital work, work organisation
in
PEI
volume
1994:1
pages
356 pages
publisher
Företagsekonomiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet
defense location
Stockholm
defense date
1994-02-03 10:00
ISBN
91-7153-182-3
language
Swedish
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  abstract     = {The subject of the dissertation is the influence of shorter working days on welfare. The focus is the reduction of paid daily working hours as an instrument for better working conditions and a better life.<br/><br>
The empirical study is based on a hospital where working hours have been reduced in four wards by one hour a day in three of the geriatric nursing departments. <br/><br>
The aim of the dissertation was to describe the effects of the shorter working day on employees and on the organisation i.e. the hospital. In addition, an attempt is made to discuss shorter working hours from a societal point of view.<br/><br>
The emprical work has been carried out during a two year period and various types of data have been collected. interviews, statistical documents, questionnaires and obeservations. Individual welfare has been assesed using interviews and questionnaries. At the organisational level a human resource accounting approach has been applied. <br/><br>
The results of the study show that it seems to be possible to reduce the fully paid working day without increasing costs or without reducing quality of service. <br/><br>
A hypothesis generated by the study is that a shorter working day, especially for many women, could be a way to a more ecological working life where the circle of production and reproduction functions better as a whole.},
  author       = {Olsson, Birgitta},
  isbn         = {91-7153-182-3},
  keyword      = {shorter working days,working hours,human resource costing and accounting,human resource management,ecological working life,work ecology,welfare,hospital work,work organisation},
  language     = {swe},
  pages        = {356},
  publisher    = {Företagsekonomiska institutionen, Stockholms universitet},
  series       = {PEI},
  title        = {Kortare arbetsdag - en väg till ett mer ekologiskt arbetsliv?},
  volume       = {1994:1},
  year         = {1994},
}