Employment Security and Labor Market Flexibility: An International Perspective Kazutoshi Koshiro

ISBN: 9780814320792

Published: January 1st 1992

Hardcover

277 pages


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Employment Security and Labor Market Flexibility: An International Perspective  by  Kazutoshi Koshiro

Employment Security and Labor Market Flexibility: An International Perspective by Kazutoshi Koshiro
January 1st 1992 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 277 pages | ISBN: 9780814320792 | 8.49 Mb

Since the oil crisis of the 1970s, increased labor market flexibility seems to have become an indispensable ingredient of economic success. This book examines the critical issues that affect labor market flexibility and job security in the mainMoreSince the oil crisis of the 1970s, increased labor market flexibility seems to have become an indispensable ingredient of economic success.

This book examines the critical issues that affect labor market flexibility and job security in the main industrialized economies of the United States, Japan, West Germany, the United Kingdom, and Europe, in an attempt to more fully understand the complex forces at work within such labor markets.

Employment Security and Labor Market Flexibility originated from The International Symposium on Labor Market Flexibility in Yokohama, Japan, in 1986, in which scholars in economics, industrial relations, and labor law scholars scrutinized the similarities and differences of the labor markets in these countries. They focused on three main topics: wage flexibility in response to changing economic conditions, the legal and institutional framework for employment security, and international comparison of employment adjustment.

Comparison of wage flexibility as well as numerical and functional flexibility among these countries were examined by both qualitative and quantitative analyses. The labor market cannot be treated in the same way as other markets because it deals directly with human beings who are less likely to obey the immutable laws of the market mechanism.

Nevertheless, Kazutoshi Koshiro asserts that it is still important to build a framework on which to understand and assess the role of labor flexibility in the competitive process, and it is with this framework in mind that these chapters have been assembled into one volume. Individual chapters compare the relative flexibility of compensation and employment over the business cycle in the United States with that of Japan- analyze the relative flexibility of Japanese wages- unravel some of the underlying forces that comprise the employment security situation in the United States- study the important relationship between economic conditions and the labor market and explain the d



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