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Lost in transition : youth, work, and instability in postindustrial Japan

Author: Mary C Brinton
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lost in Transition tells the story of the 'lost generation' that came of age in Japan's deep economic recession in the 1990s. The book argues that Japan is in the midst of profound changes that have had an especially strong impact on the young generation. The country's renowned 'permanent employment system' has unraveled for young workers, only to be replaced by temporary and insecure forms of employment. The
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary C Brinton
ISBN: 9780521199148 052119914X 9780521126007 0521126002
OCLC Number: 635480773
Description: xxi, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The lost generation --
The historical roots of Japanese school-work institutions --
The importance of Ba, the erosion of Ba --
Unraveling school-employer relationships --
Networks of advantage and disadvantage for new graduates --
Narratives of the new mobility --
The future of the lost generation.
Responsibility: Mary C. Brinton.
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