Flexibility at work: the feminisation of part-time work in Japan

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Title Flexibility at work: the feminisation of part-time work in Japan
Author Broadbent, Kaye
Journal Name The Journal of Industrial Relatioins
Editor Ron Callus, Russell Lansbury
Year Published 2002
Place of publication Carlton South, VIC
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia
Abstract Atkinson's flexible firm model analyses the segmentation of the workforce utilising the concepts of core and periphery. This model offers a starting point for examining the segmentation of Japan's labour market but provides little direction in the exploration of why women are predominant in the part-time workforce. The disparity in employment conditions between female and male workers in the periphery is fostering the development of a gender hierarchy in Japan's non-full-time workforce resembling that existing in 'lifetime' employment practices. This raises questions which challenge the applicability of a model for analysing part-time work in Japan, which ignores a consideration of the gender contract.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118646024/home
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1472-9296.00034
Copyright Statement Copyright 2002 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at [www.blackwell-synergy.com.]
Volume 44
Issue Number 1
Page from 3
Page to 18
ISSN 0022-1856
Date Accessioned 2003-03-19
Date Available 2009-10-23T05:23:13Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
Subject PRE2009-Industrial Relations
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/7141
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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