Work and Pay in Japan

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 5, 1999 - Business & Economics - 188 pages
This book provides a comprehensive overview of Japanese labour market institutions and practices with respect to employment issues and labour payments. It contains extensive discussion of the effects of industrial relations, small business activity, business cycles and schooling on work and pay. An early chapter is devoted to presenting, in an accessible manner, essential labour market ideas and concepts that recur throughout the text. Important topics covered include (i) unions and wage determination, (ii) the breakdown of total labour costs, (iii) the Japanese bonus system, (iv) the employment life-cycle, (v) small businesses and subcontracting, (vi) pay and productivity over the business cycle. A key feature is that subject areas and themes are examined within a comparative United States/European framework. This allows assessments of whether or not the structure and performance of the Japanese labour market has differed from experience elsewhere.
 

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Contents

Setting the scene
1
Labour market concepts
17
Industrial relations
34
Labour costs
62
The bonus system
79
Recruitment training promotion and retirement
95
Employment productivity and costs over the business cycle
122
Small businesses subcontracting and employment
138
Schooling and earnings
157
Work and pay in Japan and elsewhere
168
References
172
Index
184
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