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Reconsidering work

Chung, Heejung (2023) Reconsidering work. IPPR Progressive Review, . E-ISSN 2573-2331. (doi:10.1111/newe.12351) (KAR id:102401)

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Work in the UK is broken. We work too hard, too long, are not getting paid enough and are not productive enough.1 What is more, our labour market is largely exclusionary. The work devotion we are asked to show is not compatible with other life commitments, resulting in the exclusion of large pockets of society. It also requires untenable levels of work commitment and overwork, especially from those whose work capacities are already questioned – namely, marginalised workers such as minority ethnic workers. The current way of thinking about work is not helping us as workers, us as a society and also our climate. It doesn't even make economic sense as it doesn't make the most of human contributions, especially considering the challenges we face in the future of work.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/newe.12351
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Funders: University of Kent (
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Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2023 15:18 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 09:44 UTC
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