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Welfare through Work: Conservative Ideas, Partisan Dynamics, and Social Protection in Japan

Mari Miura

Abstract

High economic growth and relatively equitable distribution were among the most conspicuous characteristics of the postwar Japanese political economy. The lure of the Japanese model, however, has faded since the 1990s. Growth is in short supply and equality a thing of the past. This book looks in depth at Japan's social protection system as a factor in the contemporary malaise of the Japanese political economy. The Japanese social protection system should be understood as a system of “welfare through work,” the book suggests, because employment protection has functionally substituted income mai ... More

Keywords: political economy, Japan, social protection system, employment protection, income maintenance, welfare through work, neoliberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451058
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451058.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mari Miura, author
Professor of Political Science, Sophia University in Tokyo