Slides from NERI Seminar Belfast: What would be the impact of the 4-day week on the economy?

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20 February 2020


INTO, 23-24 College Gardens, Belfast, BT9 6BS

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Slides from the NERI Seminar Belfast  "What would be the impact of the 4-day week on the economy?" which took place on 20th February in the INTO, 23-24 College Gardens, Belfast, BT9 6BS.

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Please find slides below from the NERI Seminar.  The presentation was made by Aidan Harper, Researcher, New Economics Foundation.


Moving towards a four-day week offers a new route out of the multiple crises we face today. Widening inequalities, a fragile and ecologically unsustainable global economy, the looming impact of automation, and the gendered division of unpaid labour remain issues which require bold solutions.  A reduction in the ‘normal’ working week from five days to four could help to address a range of these urgent, interlinked problems. These include overwork, unemployment, over-consumption, high carbon emissions, low well-being, entrenched inequalities, and the lack of time to live sustainably, to care for each other, and simply to enjoy life.



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