AGE AND SEX IN THE OCCUPATIONAL STRUCTURE - A UNITED-STATES-JAPAN COMPARISON
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AbstractSeniority and experience are more important in Japanese than American labor markets. This article examines the way that these factors are reflected in patterns of age and sex segregation in the occupational structures of the two countries. Occupational age segregation is greater in Japan than in the United States: There are larger age differences among the incumbents of major occupational groups in Japan, and managerial and administrative occupations in particular are dominated by older males. In contrast, occupational sex segregation is slightly lower in Japan than in the United States. This nonintuitive result is due to the greater apparent integration of Japanese women into low-status white-collar and blue-collar occupational groups, resulting from particular labor market processes in those groups.
All Author(s) ListBRINTON MC, NGO HY
Journal nameSociological Forum
Year1993
Month3
Day1
Volume Number8
Issue Number1
PublisherPLENUM PUBL CORP
Pages93 - 111
ISSN0884-8971
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsAGE IN THE OCCUPATIONAL STRUCTURE; JAPANESE LABOR MARKET; SEX IN THE OCCUPATIONAL STRUCTURE; UNITED-STATES LABOR MARKET
Web of Science Subject CategoriesSociology; SOCIOLOGY

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