Title

Labor market transitions for female workers in Japan: The role of global competition

Date of this Version

1-1-2010

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

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Kishi, T., & Gaston, N. (2010). Labor market transitions for female workers in Japan: The role of global competition. In N. Gaston & A. M. Khalid (Eds.), Globalization and economic integration: Winners and losers in the Asia-Pacific (pp. 223-253). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

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2010 HERDC submission. FoR Code: 140211

© Copyright Noel Gaston and Ahmed M. Khalid 2010

ISBN

978-1-84844-861-2

Abstract

Extract: Japan has only recently turned the corner on a dismally long decade of stagnant economic growth and unprecedented high levels of post-war unemployment. The labor market woes were coincident with the contraction of manufacturing industries. Manufacturing employment declined due to a variety of factors, for example, the protracted economic slump, financial and bad loan-related problems as well as deindustrialization and the structural shift to service sector industries. Another commonly perceived culprit has been globalization, more generally; and outsourcing, more specifically. In Japan, globalization is commonly thought to be driving the 'hollowing-out' of manufacturing industry.

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