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Inequality in the Workplace: Labor Market Reform in Japan and Korea

Jiyeoun Song


The past several decades have seen widespread reform of labor markets across advanced industrial countries, but most of the existing research on job security, wage bargaining, and social protection is based on the experience of the United States and Western Europe. This book focuses on South Korea and Japan, which have advanced labor market reform and confronted the rapid rise of a split in labor markets between protected regular workers and underprotected and underpaid nonregular workers. The two countries have implemented very different strategies in response to the pressure to increase labo ... More

Keywords: labor market reform, South Korea, Japan, protected workers, regular workers, underprotected workers, underpaid workers, nonregular workers, labor market flexibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452154
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452154.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jiyeoun Song, author
Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of International Studies, Sogang University