111511 - Soc of the Life Course Prof Kristen Schultz Lee...

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Soc of the Life Course Prof Kristen Schultz Lee 11-15-11 Overview o Timing, work and the life course in Japan Describe norms surrounding the timing of work and family transitions for women in Japan. Timing and socio-historical context How is the normative timing and sequencing of life transitions socially, historically, and culturally constrained? Exam #2 Review Timing and the Life Course in Japan o Japan is considered a rigidly age-graded society What are the constraints on women’s employment? Workplace Policies o Two-track hiring system Professional track requires overtime, mandatory socializing, and transfers Clerical track has limited opportunities for upward mobility o Expectation of retirement upon marriage or childbirth Why? Workplace Policies o Age discrimination in hiring Funding of Higher Education o Little government funding for higher education o Children rely on parents to finance higher education Men’s involvement in the home
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course SOC 308 taught by Professor Lee during the Fall '11 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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