An International Comparison of Institutional Requisites for Gender Equality: Why Is the Japanese Gender Gap So Persistent?

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Abstract

A quarter-century has passed since the enactment of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act in 1985, but the economic status of Japanese women remains well below average as compared with women in other developed nations. This article conducts an international comparison to examine the problems with the employment environment for women in Japan and the efforts taken to address them.

Original languageCroatian
Pages (from-to)77-98
Number of pages22
JournalJapanese Political Economy
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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