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Women's Employment in Japan The Experience of Part-time Workers by Kaye Broadbent
  

Women's Employment in Japan The Experience of Part-time Workers

Part of the ASAA Women in Asia Series Series

Synopsis

Women's Employment in Japan The Experience of Part-time Workers by Kaye Broadbent

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.

About the Author

Kaye Broadbent lectures in the School of Industrial Relations, Griffith University. She co-edited Employment Relations in the Asia Pacific: Changing Approaches (2000). She has been a visiting researcher at the Insitute of Social Science, University of Tokyo. Her areas of interest include gender, work and unions in a comparative context.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd April 2009

Author

Kaye Broadbent

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Paperback
180 pages

Categories

Sociology: work & labour
Labour economics

ISBN

9780415546300

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