Money-rich, Time-poor
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Money-rich, Time-poor

Money-rich, time-poor is an expression which arose in Britain at the end of the 20th century to describe groups of people who, whilst having a high disposable income through well-paid employment, have relatively little leisure time as a result. Time poverty has also been coined as a noun for the phenomenon.

Many people accept time poverty as a necessary condition of employment; others have sought to solve the problem through downshifting or through adoption of flexible working arrangements.[] The problem affects both salaried workers who work long hours even though they might be well compensated as well as hourly low-wage workers who work long hours to earn more money.

The idea of "money-rich, time-poor" has been reflecting in the human right to rest and leisure, provided for in Article 24 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In popular culture

  • The fantasy novel Momo by German author Michael Ende dealt with this issue, in regards to time and its use in the modern society.[]

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