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A Nagging sense of job insecurity: the new reality facing Japanese youth

Author: Genda, Yuji ; Connell Hoff, Jean, translation Series: LTCB international library selection ; 17 Publisher: International House of Japan, 2006.Edition: 2nd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 205 p. : Graphs ; 23 cm.ISBN: 490345200XType of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes index
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Print HD5700.42 .J3 G46 2006
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Includes index


Contents A Nagging Sense of Job Insecurity A Nagging Sense of Job Insecurity Preface t o the English Edition xxiii Prologue Nagging insecurity / Young people's problems overlooked / Voluntary or involuntary? / Transforming uncertainty into risk 1 The job insecurities of middle-aged and older white collar workers / The actual state of unemployment by age and schooling / Unemployment among high school grads more serious than among college grads / The future of the labour market / "Unemployed" and "not in the labour force" / Will the unemployment rate go down? / A country where only one out of every two works The data speak Why will only one out of two Japanese be working in 2050? Chapter 2 29 Worsening youth employment / What is a "parasite single"? / Misperceptions about youth unemployment / The repercussions of an aging workforce / Employment practices and the labour market / T h e entrenched vested rights of middle-aged and older workers / No hope for the future The data speak No Hope for the future Chapter 3 51 MI~CONCE~TIONS FREETERS ABOUT An evil government plot? / The "seven-five-three" turnover rate / The labour market's "cohort effect" / Vocational guidance at the crossroads /Are freeters really the problem? - The data speak Behind the "seven-five-three" phenomenon Chapter 4 73 Reservations about abolishing mandatory retirement / The current state of the mandatory retirement system / The mandatory retirement system and hiring / Classifying companies that have raised their retirement age / Is it possible to revise the right of dismissal? The data speak Rising the mandatory retirement age and hiring plans THE INCOME AND THE JOB GAP GAP Wage disparity and a mounting sense of inequality / Is the gap widening? / Performance-based pay and perceptions of disparity / The job gap as seen from the perspective of working hours / Job change, part-time work, and a dual labour market Chapter 6 113 How are ability and work talked about? / Conditions for implementing a performance-based system / A "training-type" performance-based system / A performance-based system and hope for the future / Changes that can be implemented right away / The day "batteki" loses its meaning The data speak Performance-based pay and the incentive to work CONDITIONS FOR A HAPPY CHANGE JOB Why job changes among middle-aged and older workers are unhappy / Stayers and leavers / Stayers' and leavers' outlook on life / The key to a happy job change / Human relations outside the workplace / Between the individual and the community / A harsh conclusion? The data speak Finding a new job, going into business for oneself, and the importance of friends and acquaintances Chapter 8 157 A way for freeters to earn a living / Global trends 1 Women should become their own bosses I The "right time" for a startup / Getting through hard times 1 "Establishing one's stand" at forty The data speak The career needed for a successful1 startup Conclusion 181 Why aren't there any jobs? I And yet . . . / Don't "try hard" at your job / What, then, should you "do"? / Having friends you can count on / If you run into trouble at work / What I really wanted to tell you Epilogue 193 Acknowledaments 199 Index 201

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