Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Stapp, Robert B
The goal of this paper is to examine the participation of women in the Japanese labor force and to compare this participation rate to that of the United States. This paper explores various situational and cultural differences between the two countries that lead to a stagnant female participation rate in Japan as compared to significant growth in the United States. It provides historical context and applies personal experience to a current economic situation in order to understand why it is occurring. Topics covered in this paper include Japanese cultural background, labor force participations issues in Japan and the United States, salient statistics, current female labor force participation, wage gap and childcare issues, and recent Japanese legislation.
Layton, Madison A., "Babies and Boardrooms: A Comparison of Women in the Labor Forces of Japan and the United States" (2014). Economics Undergraduate Honors Theses. 4.