Abstracts 2009

December 2009 (No.593) The Minimum Wage
The Minimum Wage System in Japan: Based on Experiences in Europe and the U.S. Isao Ohashi (PDF:46KB)
The Determinants of the Minimum Wages in Japan Keiko Tamada
The Effect of the Minimum Wage for Companies: The Understanding and the Correspondence Naofumi Sakaguchi
Socioeconomic Background of Minimum Wage Workers and the Effect of Minimum Wage Hike on Employment in Japan Daiji Kawaguchi
Yuko Mori
The History, Current Situation and Challenges of the Minimum Wage in the United States Yoshio Sasajima
The Minimum Wage System in France Naoki Mitani
The Minimum Wage Regulations in Germany Itaru Nemoto
A Theoretical Study on Minimum Wage and Benefit Policies Wataru Kobayashi
November 2009 (No.592) Theory and Reality of Managerial Position
Economic Theories of Middle Management: Monitoring, Communication, and Middle Managers' Dilemma

Hidetoshi Itoh
Fumitoshi Moriya

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The Next Generation Leader's Career and Abilities Yasuhiko Uchida
Working Hours and Excessive Workload for Managerial Staff Kazuya Ogura
Does Job Change Increase the Number of the Uninsured? Evidence from Japanese Women Longitudinal Data Tadashi Sakai
October 2009 (No.591) Present and Future of the Enterprise-based Unions
What Can Enterprise-based Unions Do? Michio Nitta (PDF:32KB)
Economic Impacts of Trade Unions: Findings and Issues Mitsunori Todate
An Analysis of the Operation and Effect of Labor-Management Joint Consultation from the Perspective of Content of Negotiations Osamu Umezaki
/ Chiaki Nagumo
Study on Cases of Organizing Non-Regular Employees in Enterprise-based Unions Shuichi Hashimoto
The Function of Labor Union in Turnaround Process Makoto Fujimoto
September 2009 (No.590) Current Situation of the European Labour Law
Formation Process of the EU Labour Law Policy Keiichiro Hamaguchi (PDF:43KB)
EU Labour Law and Labour Legislation in Great Britain Kenji Arita
Flexicurity and Equality in the Dutch Labour Law Kanta Owada
The Impact of EU Directives on Italian Labour Law: Security and Flexibility Maurizio Del Conte
A Challenge to the Swedish Model? Implementation of the EC Directive and Labor Law in Sweden Michiyo Morozumi
Influence of EC's Directives and Case Law on the French Labour Law Kaoko Okuda
The Influence of EU Directives on German Labor Law and the Present Situation Satoshi Nakauchi
Recent Labour Law Changes in Spain Gen Oishi
August 2009 (No.589) Employment of the Elderly
Determinants of Older Worker Labor Force Participation Rates in Japan: Impacts of Retirement Policy, Steep Age-Wage Profile, and Trade Union Atsuhiro Yamada (PDF:33KB)
Human Resources Management for Elderly Employees over 60 Years Old: Extending the Mandatory Retirement Age or an Alternative Way? Atsushi Yashiro
Employment and Retirement of the Elderly: What Makes Them Initiate Self-Selection? Tomoyo Takagi
Pension Reform and the Labor Supply Effect for Elderly Males Kayoko Ishii
The New Legal Problems of  continuous employment system" Takeshi Yanagisawa
July 2009 (No.588) Education and Labour
Education, Labor and Society: From the Viewpoint of Effect of Education on Human Behavior Masakazu Yano (PDF:42KB)
The Causal Effect of Education on Wages: A Survey of Methods and a New Estimate for Japan Kengo Yasui
Occupational Attainment of Graduates of Senmon Gakko : Analysis of the Expected Effect of Vocational Education Junko Hamanaka
Current Situation and Issues of Learning Activities through the Work Experience Program in Toyama Prefecture  Challenge by 14 year olds" Satomi Terasaki
Increasing Number of Highly-Educated Female Population: Choice of Field of Study, Career and Marriage Junichiro Ishida
Determining Factors of Children's ducational Outcomes Miki Kohara
June 2009 (No.587) Consideration about Foreign Workers
Labor Law and Policy Issues on Foreign Workers in Japan Chizuko Hayakawa (PDF:26KB)
Impacts of International Migration on the Labor Market in Japan Jiro Nakamura
Why does Japan Treat Migrant Workers as Second-class Citizens? An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Problem of Migrant Workers in Japan Kiyoto Tanno
Sport Activities and Promotion Fumio Ohtake
May 2009 (No.586) Diversification Employment Categories and the Transition
Rationality of the Diversification of Employment Categories and the Transition among Separate Categories of Employees in the Internal Labor Market: A Study Based on the Human Resource Portfolio System Mitsutoshi Hirano (PDF:30KB)
Diversification of Internal Labor Market and Determinative Factors Takashi Nishimura
How Could Non-regular Employees Become Regular Employees? Transitions through Internalization and Separation Yuji Genda
Employment Classification and its Switch for Younger People: Issues and Remarks Toshiaki Shirai
The Conditions to Choose How to Work when Housewives Become Re-employed Mari Okutsu
April 2009 (No.585) The History Behind
Feb/Mar.2009 (No.584) Special Issue for the Refereed Abstracts in 2009
Professional Skills Development and the Types of Knowledge: A Comparative Study of Certified Public Accountants in an Audit Firm and Quants in a Bank Shigeru Yamamoto (PDF:33KB)
Wages and Employment Stability of Brazilian Workers in Japan: Analysis Using Portuguese Job Advertisement Data Yuki Hashimoto
Polarization of the Japanese Labor Market: Adoption of ICT and Changes in Tasks Required Toshie Ikenaga
The Impact of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) on Work Places: Is Telework Making Ground? Yuka Sakamoto
Special Issue 2009 (No.583) The current Situation and Issues of Work-Life Balance(WLB) Compiled by the Preparatory Committee for the 2008 Conference on Labour Policy Research Responsible Editing by the 2008 Conference of Labour Policy Study Preparation
Working Environment that Achieves Work-Life Balance (a Publishing Company's Case) Junko Kato (PDF:36KB)
Business Performance decided by WLB Support Systems and Base Systems Yumi Nishioka
Employment Status of Professionals in Organizations and their Career Attitudes: Case Study of Consultants who are Non-regular Workers and Independent Contractors Yukiko Sakai
To What Extent should Governments get involved in Skills Development?: The Grounds and Methods of Governmental Involvement, and the Role of Public Vocational Training Institutions Katsuhiko Iwata
Competency Development and Citizenship: from Career Education to Citizenship Education? Toshiro Kameyama
January 2009 (No.582) For the Fair and Effective Management of Dispatched Worker
Legal Problems of Worker Dispatching Hiroyuki Minagawa (PDF:30KB)
Management of Dispatched Engineers in the Japanese R&D Sections : The Training Opportunity at User's R&D Workplace and its Effect on Engineer's Motivation Yoshihide Sano

Koji Takahashi
Developing Temporary Workers' Careers: A Study based on Interviews Tamie Matsuura
Appropriate Contract System: From a Case Study in the Manufacturing Industry Takuma Kimura
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