Who Really Lost Jobs in Japan?

Yuji Genda

in Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780226620947
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226620954 | DOI:
Who Really Lost Jobs in Japan?

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This chapter looks at how the rapid aging of Japanese society has changed employment opportunities for youth. It concludes that a decline in overall labor demand largely resulted in reduced employment opportunities for youth, while the employment of middle-aged and older workers was relatively safeguarded. A large part of the contraction in the labor demand for younger workers has been due to job displacement by a graying workforce, especially within large firms.

Keywords: labor market; labor demand; reduced employment opportunities; middle-aged workers; older workers; young workers

Chapter.  9365 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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