Women’s Working Lives in East Asia


Brinton, Mary. 2001.Women’s Working Lives in East Asia. Stanford University Press.
Women’s Working Lives in East Asia


Women’s Working Lives in East Asia is an edited volume that presents research from a number of Brinton’s East Asian graduate students and collaborators on the comparison of gender inequality patterns across three East Asian economies: Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Brinton and her collaborators demonstrate that Japan and Korea cluster together in exhibiting similarly strong patterns of gender inequality in the labor market, with Taiwan exhibiting more rapid change towards gender-egalitarian patterns of work. The book includes chapters ranging from the purely qualitative to the highly quantitative, and chapters focusing exclusively on one country case as well as those that compare two or all three of the country cases with each other.


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