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Gender, Growth and Trade : The Miracle Economies of the Post-war Years

By: Kucera, David.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (241 p.).ISBN: 9781134691746.Subject(s): Germany -- Economic policy -- 1945-1990 | Germany -- Economic policy -- 1990- | Japan -- Economic policy -- 1945-1989 | Japan -- Economic policy -- 1989- | Labor market -- Germany | Labor market -- Japan | Women -- Employment -- Germany | Women -- Employment -- JapanGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gender, Growth and Trade : The Miracle Economies of the Post-war YearsDDC classification: 331.4/0943 | 331.40943 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Gender, Growth, and Trade The miracle economies of the postwar years; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 Unemployment, labor market flexibility, and women as a buffer workforce; Introduction: defining labor market flexibility; Part 1: evidence on the relationship between labor market flexibility and unemployment; Part 2: unemployment and labor flexibility in Japan; Conclusion; 2 Women''s integration into the workforce; Introduction: the buffer, job segregation, and substitution hypotheses; Foreign workers in Germany as a buffer workforce
Women as a buffer workforce and the job segregation hypothesis in sectors and manufacturing industriesComparing patterns of gender segregation; Conclusion; 3 Industrial relations and labor market institutions; Introduction: combining high and low road strategies in Japan; Lifetime employment and nenko earnings in Japan: persisting institutions; Temporary employment as a stepping stone and buffer; Part-time employment from demand and supply sides; Women and unions; Conclusion; Appendix: policies supporting the employment of mothers; Maternity leave policies; Child care provisions
4 Foreign trade, employment, and earningsIntroduction: skills bias and gender bias; Part 1: foreign trade and men''s and women''s employment; Part 2: foreign trade and diverging gender wage gaps in Germany and Japan; Conclusion; 5 German reunification; Introduction: the question of convergence; Women''s employment in East Germany and persisting inequalities; After the Wall: women''s high unemployment and demographic shocks; Conclusion; Appendix Data notes to Chapters 2 and 4; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Gender, Growth and Trade examines the role of women as a flexible, contingent workforce in Germany and Japan. This unique comparative study of two of the world''s foremost industrialized economies situates empirical results in the context of broader cultural concerns, considering issues such as market flexibility, unemployment, union policy and labour market institutions.
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Gender, Growth, and Trade The miracle economies of the postwar years; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1 Unemployment, labor market flexibility, and women as a buffer workforce; Introduction: defining labor market flexibility; Part 1: evidence on the relationship between labor market flexibility and unemployment; Part 2: unemployment and labor flexibility in Japan; Conclusion; 2 Women''s integration into the workforce; Introduction: the buffer, job segregation, and substitution hypotheses; Foreign workers in Germany as a buffer workforce

Women as a buffer workforce and the job segregation hypothesis in sectors and manufacturing industriesComparing patterns of gender segregation; Conclusion; 3 Industrial relations and labor market institutions; Introduction: combining high and low road strategies in Japan; Lifetime employment and nenko earnings in Japan: persisting institutions; Temporary employment as a stepping stone and buffer; Part-time employment from demand and supply sides; Women and unions; Conclusion; Appendix: policies supporting the employment of mothers; Maternity leave policies; Child care provisions

4 Foreign trade, employment, and earningsIntroduction: skills bias and gender bias; Part 1: foreign trade and men''s and women''s employment; Part 2: foreign trade and diverging gender wage gaps in Germany and Japan; Conclusion; 5 German reunification; Introduction: the question of convergence; Women''s employment in East Germany and persisting inequalities; After the Wall: women''s high unemployment and demographic shocks; Conclusion; Appendix Data notes to Chapters 2 and 4; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Gender, Growth and Trade examines the role of women as a flexible, contingent workforce in Germany and Japan. This unique comparative study of two of the world''s foremost industrialized economies situates empirical results in the context of broader cultural concerns, considering issues such as market flexibility, unemployment, union policy and labour market institutions.

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