Book on the changing patterns of hours spent working.
In The Age of Unreason (Harvard Business School Press, 1990), Charles Handy says that by the start of the 21st century the "core worker will have a harder but shorter job, with more people leaving full-time employment in their late forties or early fifties. . . . " He goes on: "Most people will find their place outside the organization, selling their time or their services into it.
" . . . For them the pattern of hours will be different. They may find themselves working 25 hours a week for 45 weeks of the year (part-time) or 45 hours a week for 25 weeks a year (temporary). In either case they will need to keep on working as long as they can . . . because they will not be able to accumulate the savings through pension schemes or other mechanisms to live on."