A Sociology of Work in Japan (Contemporary Japanese Society) by Ross Mouer, Hirosuke Kawanishi

By Ross Mouer, Hirosuke Kawanishi

This complete, introductory evaluation of the "world of labor" in Japan recollects post-war Japan to research the improvement of commercial kinfolk and the japanese type of administration. It considers the alterations that happened within the early nineties while disillusionment set in and unemployment and financial lack of confidence turned evidence of lifestyles. The authors problem the preeminence of eastern administration practices that have ruled the literature over the past 3 many years.

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It tends to be framed largely in terms of how institutions function from the point of view of policymakers. Less emphasis has been placed on how that framework delineates the choices confronting workers on an everyday basis. This volume considers how the meso level impinges on those choices and affects labor process in Japan’s external labor markets. This book does not seek to provide a definitive introduction to all aspects of work in Japan. In focusing on the meso or national level, it has left discussion of in-house concerns at the firm level for another volume.

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3 Labor economics (rodo keizaigaku) By 1960 the debate on the essence of social policy had petered out. g wages and hours of work) and the overall positioning of individuals in the labor market, Sumiya and Ujihara argued that attention should be shifted from normative pronouncements on what should be the goals of the policy to the forces actually shaping behavior at work. Sumiya (1954) had earlier argued that attention should be shifted from the doings and thoughts of capitalists and management to the actual lives of workers.

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