The Japanese Employment System: Adapting To A New Economic Environment

Hardcover | June 15, 2005

byMarcus Rebick

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The stagnation of the Japanese economy and the ageing of Japanese society has led to major changes in the labour market in Japan. This comprehensive study looks at how the Japanese employment system is adapting to its new economic environment. Using the latest statistical evidence, the bookfocusses on the growing use of part-time and other forms of atypical employment relationships and illustrates how this is expressed in several different parts of the labour market. Particular attention is given to the changing situation of women, the decline of the family enterprise, the problemsfaced by older workers and the poor prospects for recent high school graduates. The recent rise in unemployment, including hidden unemployment is analysed. Relations between management and employees in Japanese corporations are also becoming more individualistic with the introduction ofperformance-related pay and the declining importance of enterprise unions. As a result of these changes, the future may see rising levels of income inequality. The Japanese labour force is declining with the ageing of the population and Japan's ability to cope is examined with special attention given to immigration policy. This book will be of interest to anyone interested in what is happening today in Japan and what the possibilities are for thefuture.

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The stagnation of the Japanese economy and the ageing of Japanese society has led to major changes in the labour market in Japan. This comprehensive study looks at how the Japanese employment system is adapting to its new economic environment. Using the latest statistical evidence, the bookfocusses on the growing use of part-time and...

Marcus Rebick is Nissan Lecturer in the Japanese Economy at Oxford University and a fellow of St. Antony's College. He has also taught at the Industrial and Labour Relations School at Cornell University and been a visiting researcher at Tokyo, Nagoya and Gakushuin Universities in Japan as well as several Japanese government institutio...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:214 pages, 9.21 × 6.02 × 0.69 inPublished:June 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199247242

ISBN - 13:9780199247240

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The Japanese employment system3. Changes for regular employees4. Non-standard employment5. Industrial relations6. Unemployment and inequality7. Women8. Older workers9. Youth10. The declining labour force11. Conclusions and prospects