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The Japanese Employment SystemAdapting to a New Economic Environment$
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Marcus Rebick

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199247240

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199247242.001.0001

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The Growth in Non-standard Employment Relations

The Growth in Non-standard Employment Relations

(p.57) 4 The Growth in Non-standard Employment Relations
The Japanese Employment System

Marcus Rebick (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Focuses on the growing use of atypical labour in non-standard forms of employment, especially part-time employment in Japan. Examines a number of different possible explanations for this ongoing trend and concludes that the major factors are cost-cutting by employers, demands for greater flexibility in working hours, and the decline of the family enterprise and self-employment.

Keywords:   atypical employment, Japan, part-time employment, self-employment

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