TANAKA Sigeto (2007.7.29) Towards a Lifestyle-Neutral Gender-Equal Policy:Are work-family reconciliation policies justifiable?. (Unpublished manuscript).
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- TANAKA Sigeto || 田中 重人
- Towards a Lifestyle-Neutral Gender-Equal Policy:Are work-family reconciliation policies justifiable?
- (Unpublished manuscript)
- Work-family reconciling policies have been under criticism for their lifestyle-nonneutral impact in favor of double-income households. The author examines why such policies has been required, and seeks possibilities for justification. Findings and implications are as follows. (1) Work-family reconciling policies are conservative attempts to conceal injustices in the labor market and in the family system without making any radical reform in those areas. (2) The lifestyle nonneutrality is essential to the policies because of their aim of discouraging people from career interruption to minimize the negative effect thereof. (3) There will be a room to justify the lifestyle nonneutrality, if the policies can prove effective in short period of time. (4) However, our statistical analysis reveals ineffectiveness of the policies up to now. (5) If the policies will still be ineffective in the future, it will be necessary to abandon the policies and to turnaround to a radical reform of the labor market and the family s ystem. (6) For such decision-making process, it will be necessary to develop statistics scheme for real-time observation of the effect of the policies.
- continuity rate of full-time employment, abusive dismissal, financial provision on divorce, meritocracy, equity
Created: 2012-02-20. Updated: 2012-03-28.