PwC analyses the latest statistics on the gender pay gap, including the potential economic benefits from closing the gap. It also considers potential public policies and business initiatives that could help reduce pay inequality, with a particular focus on the UK.
Read the full report here. (February 2017, PwC)
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)
This set of two articles by the Japanese Financial Services Agency describes revisions made to the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Disclosure of Corporate Affairs. The revisions force the listed companies to disclose their ratio of female directors and executives.
Read the full articles here and here. (08/22/14 & 10/23/14, Financial Services Agency)
In this article, the author compares gender equality in Japan with that of other countries around the world, with a focus on the United States and Spain. The author discusses the challenges Japanese women face in the workplace that persist even after the passage of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act in 1985.
Read the full article here. (Spring 2013, Japan Labor Review)
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