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Japan's Far More Female Future: Increasing Gender Equality and Reducing Workplace Insecurity Will Make Japan Stronger

Bill Emmott

Abstract

The Japan that the world admired during the 2019 Rugby World Cup is a model of social stability, resilience, and efficiency. But it carries important vulnerabilities, rooted in its ageing demography and a population shrinking by 500,000 a year, made much worse by a declining marriage rate and low fertility, both of which have their source in a combination of growing financial insecurity, severe gender inequality, and poor use of human capital. Over the three decades since its 1990 financial crisis it has seen a deep divide emerge in labour markets both for men and for women between the 60 per ... More

Keywords: Japan economy, human capital, womenomics, female empowerment, ageing society, dual labour market, gender inequality, Abenomics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198865551
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198865551.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bill Emmott, author
former editor-in-chief of The Economist

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