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Néstor Adrián Velasco Villa
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IS IT A GOOD IDEA WORKING ONLY 30 HOURS A WEEK?

I will start with the question, is it really a good idea working only 30 hours a week? First of all wehave to be aware that in this difficult times is always hard to find a job, and obviously it is even more difficult to find a good job. In this times you have to be prepared, you need to know how tobe always de best choice, and to be the best choice you need to focus and to properly focus you have to spend time and effort in whatever you are providing or doing.
And I think it is important todefine the meaning of work in the labor economics: Labor economics seeks to understand the functioning and dynamics of the market for labor. Labor markets function through the interaction of workers andemployers. Labor economics looks at the suppliers of labor services (workers), the demanders of labor services (employers), and attempts to understand the resulting pattern of wages, employment, andincome.
In economics, labor is a measure of the work done by human beings. It is conventionally contrasted with such other factors of production as land and capital. There are theories which havedeveloped a concept called human capital (referring to the skills that workers possess, not necessarily their actual work), although there are also counter posing macro-economic system theories thatthink human capital is a contradiction in terms.
And also the criticism about it: Some sociologists and political economists claim that labor economics tends to lose sight of the complexity of individualemployment decisions.[citation needed] These decisions, particularly on the supply side, are often loaded with considerable emotional baggage and a purely numerical analysis can miss importantdimensions of the process.
Also missing from most labor market analyses is the role of unpaid labor. Even though this type of labor is unpaid it can nevertheless play an important part in society. The...
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