Competition and Cooperation in Japanese Labour Markets

  • CarlĀ Mosk

Part of the Studies in the Modern Japanese Economy book series (SMJE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Origins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carl Mosk
      Pages 3-23
  3. Integrated Segmentation in the Postwar Labour Market

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Carl Mosk
      Pages 91-108
    3. Carl Mosk
      Pages 259-262
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 263-290

About this book


This volume explains the salient features of the Japanese labour market. The key idea in this book is integrated segmentation. Emphasis is upon segmentation: on the demand side, within the educational system and, on supply side, monitoring costs which underlie labour contracts. Using long run official government statistical evidence, it is argued that what is peculiar to Japan is the integration of segmented labour markets. By virtue of segmentation the Japanese labour market is deeply competitive. By virtue of integration it is highly cooperative.


educational system labor market labour market

Authors and affiliations

  • CarlĀ Mosk
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VictoriaBritish ColumbiaCanada

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