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Precarious Asia: Global Capitalism and Work in Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia

Arne L. Kalleberg, Kevin Hewison, and Kwang-Yeong Shin

Abstract

This book assesses the role of global and domestic factors in shaping precarious work and its outcomes in Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia as they represent a range of Asian political democracies and capitalist economies: Japan and South Korea are now developed and mature economies, while Indonesia remains a lower-middle income country. The authors yield compelling insights into the extent and consequences of precarious work, examining the dynamics underlying its rise. By linking macrostructural policies to both the mesostructure of labor relations and the microstructure of outcomes experienc ... More

Keywords: Precarious work, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, labor relations, workers, capitalism, class relations, inequality, poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781503610255
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503610255.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arne L. Kalleberg, author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kevin Hewison, author
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kwang-Yeong Shin, author
Chung-Ang University