Women and the Labour Market in Japan’s Industrialising Economy: The Textile Industry before the Pacific War (by Janet Hunter)


Author(s): Janet Hunter

Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2003-08-05
ISBN-10: 0415297311
ISBN-13: 9780415297318
Language: English
Description: During the period of industrialisation in Japan from the 1870s to
the 1930s, the textile industry was Japan's largest manufacturing
industry, and the country's major source of export earnings. It had
a predominantly female labour force, drawn mainly from the
agricultural population.
This book examines the institutions of the labour market of this
critical industry during this important period for Japanese
economic development. Based on extensive original research, the
book provides a wealth of detail, showing amongst other things the
complexity of the labour market, the interdependence of the
agricultural and manufacturing sectors, and the… more…

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