This article examines how workplace conditions affect the ambitions of female employees regarding promotion. The author concludes that while women on average have less ambition for promotion compared to men, the management styles of supervisors and efforts of a company to promote career advancement for its employees can have important effects on ambition.
Read the full article here. (07/12/16, Japan Labor Review)
This pamphlet produced by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare details the changes made by the amendment to Japan's Child Care and Family Care Leave Act, which went into effect on January 1, 2017. These changes include shortening work hours for those taking family leave and increasing the flexibility of taking child care and family care leave.
Read the full pamphlet here. (06/13/16, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
This page from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare includes information about the 2016 Law to Promote Women in the Workplace, which was enacted on April 1, 2016. The law requires large companies of over 301 employees to make public efforts to increase the number of their women employees.
Read the full article here. (04/01/16, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
In this working paper, authors from the Petersen Institute for International Economics use the results from a global survey of firms to examine the relationship between the presence of women in corporate leadership positions and a firm's performance.
Read the full article here. (February 2016, Petersen Institute)
The author of this article examines the reasons behind career interruptions for women focused on childrearing in Japan, and the effects of such interruptions on the employment and income levels of childrearing women in Japanese society. The author also discusses the effects of Japan's employment structure and recruiting process on the careers of mothers who want to continue working after childbirth.
Read the full article here. (04/01/2015, Japan Labor Review)
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation - New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work
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