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Some articles on unpaid work, work:

London Probation Trust - Community Sentencing
... At the heart of the community sentence is compulsory unpaid work, which is tough, demanding and designed to ensure offenders pay back to the community ... Over one million hours of unpaid work have been undertaken by offenders under London Probation supervision for the benefit of London communities ... Payback scheme gives local people a say in what unpaid work takes place in their area and how it will benefit the community ...
Modern Economics - Criticisms - Criticisms of Assumptions
... Joskow had a strong feeling that the important work in oligopoly was done through informal observations while formal models were "trotted out ex post" ... He argued that formal models were largely not important in the empirical work, either, and that the fundamental factor behind the theory of the firm, behavior, was neglected ... exogenous tastes the impossibility of utility comparisons the exclusion of unpaid work and the exclusion of class and gender considerations ...

Famous quotes containing the words unpaid work, work and/or unpaid:

    Unpaid work never commands respect ...
    Harriot Stanton Blatch (1856–1940)

    The work of Henry James has always seemed divisible by a simple dynastic arrangement into three reigns: James I, James II, and the Old Pretender.
    Philip Guedalla (1889–1944)

    Mothers are likely to have more bad days on the job than most other professionals, considering the hours: round-the-clock, seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year. . . . You go to work when you’re sick, maybe even clinically depressed, because motherhood is perhaps the only unpaid position where failure to show up can result in arrest.
    Mary Kay Blakely (20th century)