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Mari Osawa Social Security in Contemporary Japan,
(Routledge, 2011)

2011.11.25更新

List of illustrations
List of abbreviations
Editorial note

Introduction: the aims and structure of this book


1 From welfare regimes to livelihood security systems

Characteristics of the 20th century welfare state
Esping-Andersen's threefold typology of welfare states and its critics
The limits of welfare states and the theory of livelihood security systems

2 The livelihood security systems approach

The production and distribution of goods and services and the livelihood security system
Economic globalization and social exclusion
The functioning of livelihood security systems
Structural components of Japan's rigit male breadwinner model

3 The 1990s — Japan's lost decade

Locating Japan along the ‘three routes’ of welfare state transition
Clinging to the male breadwinner model: from The Five-Year Plan for Building a Lifestyle Superpower to Hashimoto's ‘Six Major Reforms’
The restructuring of employment and marriage

4 Japan in international comparison at the turn of the century

Quantitative and qualitative interrelation between the four relations of production
Employment performance
Main features of Japan's small welfare government

5 Taking stock of Koizumi reforms

The social policy reforms of the Koizumi administration
Real-life consequences of the ‘muscular economic structure’
Hollowing out and reverse functioning of the social insurance system
Summary

6 Beyond exclusion — building a cohesive society

The National Commission on Social Security's failure to face realities
Universal services and a unified pension plan
Learning from ‘livelihood cooperation’ practices in Italy
Social inclusion as key to market viability

Notes
Bibliography
Index