Self Efficacy Of Japanese Women

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Self-Efficacy of Japanese Women By Austin Gray Research and Writing in IS Professor Nada “Japanese women make up just over 43 percent of the total Japanese workforce…but make up 70 percent of all part-time jobs in Japan…Even when companies recruit equal numbers of men and women from universities, they do little to develop the careers of their female graduate recruits, and are notoriously bound by the assumption that women will permanently quit full-time jobs when they become pregnant (Leo Lewis, Financial Times 2015)”. In Miura’s interpretation of Japan’s economy, she states; To understand the shattered perception of traditional Japanese society and the sudden appearance of the working poor in the middle of the new century…show more content…
Miura’s view is one of no change even with the hope in the air. Susan Holloway 's Women and Family in Contemporary Japan strives to provide an intimate view of how Japanese mothers of young children experience their parental role. Women 's employment opportunities and status in Japanese society, combined with cultural views of motherhood and the availability of support for child-rearing, have had a profound effect on the country 's fertility. In her book, Women and Family in Contemporary Japan, Holloway explores the social and cultural norms that shapes the gender structure of marriage and parenting in Japan. In interviews with Japanese mothers, Holloway asks what it is like to be a wife and to raise children in a country where caretaking has long been considered solely women 's work. Through my readings of other scholars in Japanese studies and Holloway’s book. There are factors that are repeatedly pointed out. Those being, that a lack of women 's workforce opportunities, as well as the gendered burden of familial responsibility, are major factors that have promoted Japanese women 's postponement of marriage and reproduction, Holloway s book takes a closer look at mothers ' dissatisfaction, anxiety, isolation and their limited prospects for social he change in thinking with respect to family in Japan, the second largest
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