The changing structure, social relations and rhythms of work have been the subject of intense policy debate and speculation. Will there be sufficient paid jobs, and will the employment opportunities of the future assume a radically different character from the past? Is the evidence in line with claims that we are witnessing a radical re-drawing of the boundaries between paid and unpaid work, with potentially profound implications for the character and composition of households?

The Report mobilises research evidence from these and other projects under the Programme to challenge the parameters, content and policy implications of the contemporary UK debate about work-life balance. Referencing past and present challenges to employment, Robert Taylor sets out a stimulating policy agenda for improvements in the quality of working life in the future.

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