Laggards and Leaders in Labour Market Reform: Comparing Japan and Australia

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-08
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book discusses the key elements of labour market reform, contrasting a country where reforms have been successfully carried through, Australia, with one where reforms have been less successful, Japan. The book demonstrates what the key elements of labour market reform are, and explores the key issues surrounding its implementation.

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of Contributors
Facing up to the hurdle race
State of the economy since 1990 and implications for labour markets
Australia's changing labour market
Economic recession and changes in wages of part-time employees in Japan
The changing distribution of working hours in Australia
Trade and the labour markets
Has globalisation increased Australian inequality?
Imports, production, and the Australian worker
Earnings and income distribution
A rising tide? Income inequality, the social safety net and the labour market in Australia
The changing role of skill, wages, employment and education in the Japanese labour market, 1985-2005
Population aging and migration
Labour force participation of older workers in Australia and Japan: a tale of two pension systems
Australia's skilled migration program and skilled migration between Australia and Japan
Ageing, migration, and female workers in Japan
Youth and women
Changing transitions: developments in the labour market and education for Australian youth since the 1980s
Equal employment opportunity, work-life balance and corporate performance in Japan: an analysis based on matched employer-manager-employee data
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