Women's Employment in Japan: The Experience of Part-time Workers - ASAA Women in Asia Series (Hardback)Kaye Broadbent (author)
Hardback 180 Pages / Published: 13/02/2003
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The low status accorded to part-time workers in Japan has resulted in huge inequalities in the workplace. This book examines the problem in-depth using case-study investigations in Japanese workplaces, and reveals the extent of the inequality. It shows how many part-time workers, most of whom are women, are concentrated in low paid, low skilled, poorly unionised service sector jobs. Part-time workers in Japan work hours equivalent to, or greater than, full-time workers, but receive lower financial and welfare benefits than their full-time colleagues. Overall, the book demonstrates that the way part-time work is constructed in Japan reinforces and institutionalises the sexual division of labour.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 19 mm
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