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Gendered Trajectories: Women, Work, and Social Change in Japan and Taiwan

Wei-hsin Yu


This book explores why industrial societies vary in the pace at which they reduce gender inequality and compares changes in women's employment opportunities in Japan and Taiwan over the last half-century. Japan has undergone much less improvement in women's economic status than Taiwan, despite its more advanced economy and greater welfare provisions. The difference is particularly puzzling because the two countries share many institutional practices and values. Drawing on historical trends, survey statistics, and personal interviews with people in both countries, the author shows how country-s ... More

Keywords: women's employment, gender inequality, employment opportunities, Japan, Taiwan, labor force, industrial policies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804760096
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804760096.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wei-hsin Yu, author