Evolution of Japanese Employment Systems in the Lost Decade and After
Keywords: employment sytem, lost decade, employment adjustment, employment portfolio, Japan,
This paper examines how 'lifetime employment'has evolved in Japan in the 'lost decade'and after. It finds that, despite large scale redundancies after the financial crises in 1997-1998, the mutual commitment or a social contract between employees (and their representatives) and their employer concerning dismissal avoidance did not disappear. Two kinds of subsystems that are useful for reducing the possibility of dismissals; 'Employment Adjustment Systems'and 'Employment Portfolio Systems'were reworked to cope with the critical economic conditions.
社會科學研究 第60巻 第1号（2009-01-27発行）
（更新日： 2012年 11月 2日）