Working time in the twenty-first century

Prepared for the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Working Time Arrangements held in October 2011, this report analyses recent trends and developments relating to both the duration and organization of working time.

Part I. Introduction
Part II. Hours of work: Standards, trends and effects
Part III. Organization of working time: Patterns of work schedules and their effects
Part IV. Working time adjustments: A key policy response to the global jobs crisis
Part V. Main policy issues regarding working time today
Part VI. Conclusion and points for discussion