The Problem of Leisure


    WE have not infrequently insisted upon the problem of leisure as one of growing importance, and have emphasized the inevitable effects of the application of science to industrial processes—effects which have been put under the heading of 'technological unemployment'. As the machine lessens the volume of toil required from men and women, our social organization must be adapted to give the new services which will be demanded of it. Already the move towards a reduction in working hours is apparent and must bring with it a corresponding increase in the hours of leisure. How will that leisure be used?

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    The Problem of Leisure. Nature 140, 941 (1937).

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