Do people who have decreased their work hours, and also reduced their consumption of goods and services, experience a higher or different degree of welfare?
We studied the significance of non-synchronicity, i.e. a development in which certain sectors of society and work are quickly affected and transformed by zero growth, while others change more slowly. The methods used were: in-depth quantitative re-analysis of time use studies complemented with a qualitative study (e.g. in-depth interviews, field research) of time pioneers who voluntarily have decreased their working hours.
The work package was led by Paul Fuehrer at Uppsala University.