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Myths and Realities 18: Work to live or live to work?

We are working longer hours than ever and are likely to remain at work for more years. The cost of living is increasing and wages for low and middle income earners may not stretch as far as they once did. Yet at the same time, there is increasing job satisfaction within many sectors, retirees become volunteers and older workers are often reluctant to retire at all. Within this context, can we really say that most of us simply work to live? 

Join our chair Sir Bill Callaghan, and speakers: Professor Sarah Vickerstaff, University of Kent and Steve Bevan, The Work Foundation.

Supported by The Economic and Social Research Council and Academy of Social Sciences.

MP3 file, 1 hr 26 mins 52 secs, 34.8 MB