Gender, Growth and Trade: The Miracle Economies of the Post-war Years, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Gender, Growth and Trade

The Miracle Economies of the Post-war Years, 1st Edition

By David Kucera


240 pages

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Hardback: 9780415198622
pub: 2000-12-14
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Gender, Growth and Trade examines the role of women as a flexible, contingent workforce in Germany and Japan. This unique comparative study of two of the world's foremost industrialized economies situates empirical results in the context of broader cultural concerns, considering issues such as market flexibility, unemployment, union policy and labour market institutions.


'The book provides useful insights into the determinants of women's labour force participation - a crucial issue in the current debate on sustaining the welfare state in the context of declining fertility and population ageing, and the resulting shrinkage of the economically active population.' - International Labour Review

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Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General