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Description - Women's Employment in Japan 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780700717439
ISBN-10: 0700717439
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kaye Broadbent

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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