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Unformatted text preview: the number of people working at weekends and part-time. In recent years, the ability to work flexible hours has grown in importance. The time we have outside of work is usually termed leisure. The amount of leisure time has been affected in recent years by; o The long hours culture o The length of time people in work are prepared to commute Many workers have experienced a decline in their amount of leisure time. This has resulted in less quality time devoted to relationships, but it has probably contributed to an increase in personal wealth, and a relatively good economy. In sociological terms employment plays a major role in terms of; Determining a persons level of income Defining a persons status and social class Life chances. For example those in social classes AB enjoy greater life chances than those in social classes DE...
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