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How Permanent Was Permanent Employment? Patterns of Organizational Mobility in Japan, 1916-1975

Citation

Cheng, Mariah Mantsun & Kalleberg, Arne L. (1997). How Permanent Was Permanent Employment? Patterns of Organizational Mobility in Japan, 1916-1975. Work and Occupations, 24(1), 12-32.

Abstract

Using work histories in three Japanese social stratification and mobility surveys, we examined assertions about permanent employment. We measured its extent and estimated the number of employers typical employees would have during their worklife. Our results suggest that macrohistorical events and postwar economic developments affected permanent employment, which differed by firm size and occupations. Mobility differences were most marked among young workers, with white-collar, large-firm workers having the lowest mobility and blue-collar, small-firm workers having the highest. This order was reversed as workers aged, resulting in a similar number of total employer changes over the life for both groups.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0730888497024001003

Notes

Reprinted in book- Record 5091.

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Work and Occupations

Author(s)

Cheng, Mariah Mantsun
Kalleberg, Arne L.

Year Published

1997

Volume Number

24

Issue Number

1

Pages

12-32

Reference ID

854