Anthro Second Exam 2 - Asia Part I Labor Markets Who does...

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Asia, Part I Labor Markets Who does what kind of work? How and where does that work get done? Within Japan, there is dual labor market, of permanent and part-time work. 6% are permanent, out of high school, can’t be fired Japan also produces outside of Japan, as all dominant economies do; the work that is done outside of Japan, or the U.S., is more like the part-time work than the permanent work in Japan. Gordon Matthews. 1996. What makes life worth living?: How Japanese and Americans make sense of their worlds . Ikigai – life principle; what makes life worth living. Miyamoto Ken’ichi (48), a bank manager The white-collar worker of a very large corporation, with life-long employment; - A minority of Japanese workers; - Most are not permanent but part-time employees When did Japan become such an industrial power? - 1970s. Choice: - Retire at 55. 1
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- Or continue to work at a reduced salary between 55 and 60 and then retire. Pete Murray (52), pilot for Continental Airlines There are two shifts in Pete Murray’s life, and they happen at just about the same time. The first shift is that companies have become less loyal to their employees; - In the economic slowdown after the 1970s, what used to be lifelong employment is becoming rarer and rarer.
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