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Juliet Schor

Professor of Sociology
Boston College

Juliet Schor is an economist and Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Schor’s research focuses on work, consumption, and climate change. She has been studying working time since the 1980s. In 1992 she published The Overworked American: the unexpected decline of leisure, which became a national best-seller. Since 2021 she has been a lead researcher for Four Day Week Global’s worktime reduction trials. She is particularly interested in barriers to worktime reduction, the connections between working hours and carbon emissions, the well-being impacts of worktime reduction, and how companies are implementing four day weeks.

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