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Gendered trajectories : women, work, and social change in Japan and Taiwan

Author: Wei-Hsin Yu
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
Series: Studies in social inequality.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gendered Trajectories explores why industrial societies vary in the pace at which they reduce gender inequality and compares changes in women's employment opportunities in Japan and Taiwan over the last half-century. Japan has undergone much less improvement in women's economic status than Taiwan, despite its more advanced economy and greater welfare provisions. The difference is particularly puzzling because the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yu, Wei-Hsin.
Gendered trajectories.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008036648
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wei-Hsin Yu
ISBN: 0804760098 9780804760096 9780804771047 0804771049
OCLC Number: 646828984
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 258 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Gender inequality and social change in Japan and Taiwan --
The development of women's labor market experiences --
Comparing labor market structures and workplace dynamics --
Patterns of labor exits among women --
Challenges from the home front --
Returning to the labor force --
Higher education and gender inequality.
Series Title: Studies in social inequality.
Responsibility: Wei-Hsin Yu.

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Through a detailed analysis of macroeconomic changes and individuals' lifetime employment trajectories, this book explains why Japan and Taiwan have experienced different levels of improvement in  Read more...

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