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Gendered TrajectoriesWomen, Work, and Social Change in Japan and Taiwan$
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Wei-hsin Yu

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804760096

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804760096.001.0001

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Returning to the Labor Force

Returning to the Labor Force

(p.120) Chapter Six Returning to the Labor Force
Gendered Trajectories
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This chapter discusses married women's decisions to return to the workforce. It begins by analyzing the timing of women's reentry into the labor market. This analysis reveals how the differing levels of conflict between job and family responsibilities for women shape the pace at which they return to the labor force in Japan and Taiwan. This chapter also shows that married women's timing of resuming employment also depends on how the labor market they face may penalize their work interruption. Based on whether their job opportunities decrease significantly with their time away from the labor force, women are likely to time their labor market returns differently. The second part of the chapter examines the types of jobs available for women returning to the labor force. It shows striking differences between Japan and Taiwan in women's destinations upon employment reentry.

Keywords:   work interruption, married women, Taiwan, Japan, job opportunities, labor market returns, employment reentry

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