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Does Working Less Reduce Pressures on the Environment? A Cross-national Panel Analysis of OECD Countries, 1970-2007

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Many scholars and activists are now advocating a program of socially sustainable economic de-growth for developed countries in order to mitigate demands on the global environment. An increasingly prominent idea is that developed countries could achieve slower or zero economic growth in a socially sustainable way by reducing work hours. Previous research suggests that reduced work hours could contribute to sustainability by decreasing the scale of economic output and the environmental intensity of consumption patterns. Here, we investigate the effect of work hours on three environmental indicators: ecological footprint, carbon footprint, and carbon dioxide emissions. With data for 1970-2007, our panel analysis of 29 high-income OECD countries indicates that working time is a significant contributor to environmental pressures and thus is an attractive target for policies promoting environmental sustainability.

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Knight, Kyle. and Rosa, Eugene. "Does Working Less Reduce Pressures on the Environment? A Cross-national Panel Analysis of OECD Countries, 1970-2007" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Colorado Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, Denver, CO, Aug 16, 2012 <Not Available>. 2014-07-13 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p563965_index.html>

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Knight, K. W. and Rosa, E. , 2012-08-16 "Does Working Less Reduce Pressures on the Environment? A Cross-national Panel Analysis of OECD Countries, 1970-2007" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Colorado Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, Denver, CO Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2014-07-13 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p563965_index.html

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Abstract: Many scholars and activists are now advocating a program of socially sustainable economic de-growth for developed countries in order to mitigate demands on the global environment. An increasingly prominent idea is that developed countries could achieve slower or zero economic growth in a socially sustainable way by reducing work hours. Previous research suggests that reduced work hours could contribute to sustainability by decreasing the scale of economic output and the environmental intensity of consumption patterns. Here, we investigate the effect of work hours on three environmental indicators: ecological footprint, carbon footprint, and carbon dioxide emissions. With data for 1970-2007, our panel analysis of 29 high-income OECD countries indicates that working time is a significant contributor to environmental pressures and thus is an attractive target for policies promoting environmental sustainability.

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