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Non-standard employment of young women and men in Japan and Switzerland
Project funded by own resources
Project title Non-standard employment of young women and men in Japan and Switzerland
Principal Investigator(s) Imdorf, Christian
Inui, Akio
Project Members Sugita, Mai
Hanbury, Hugo
Helbling, Laura Alexandra
Organisation / Research unit Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Sozialforschung und Methodologie (Bergman),
Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften / Bildungssoziologie (Imdorf)
Project start 01.09.2013
Probable end 31.12.2016
Status Completed
Abstract

Even though Japan and Switzerland are characterised by comparatively low youth unemployment rates, non-standard forms of employment are on the rise, posing a risk to a stable integration of young labour market entrants. Drawing on the French approach of societal analysis, this paper investigates how country-specific school-to-work transition systems stratify the risk of non-standard employment in early career within and across both Japan and Switzerland. Our results reveal that in Japan young entrants who completed university education are least at risk of becoming employed in non-standard work. On the contrary, it is the highly educated university graduates who mainly enter the Swiss labour market via non-standard employment, while vocational education promotes smooth transitions into standard employment relationships in Switzerland. All in all, our findings suggest that a smooth integration of young entrants follows lines of distinctive institutionalised links between the educational systems and the labour markets in Japan and Switzerland. However, while job insecurities may not endanger labour market integration of highly skilled university graduates in Switzerland they may go hand in hand with social exclusion processes for the more peripheral young entrants concerned in Japan.

Keywords school-to-work transitions, non-standard employment, job insecurity, Japan, Switzerland
Financed by Other funds

Published results ()

  ID Autor(en) Titel ISSN / ISBN Erschienen in Art der Publikation
3603694  Imdorf, Christian; Helbling, Laura A.; Inui, Akio  Transition systems and non-standard employment in early career: comparing Japan and Switzerland  1363-9080 ; 1469-9435  Journal of Education and Work  Publication: JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift) 
3896719  Imdorf, Christian  School-to-Work Transition Systems and Non-standard Employment in Early Career: Switzerland and Japan compared  0386-5797  Rikkyo Social Work Review  Publication: Other Publications (Forschungsberichte o. š.) 

Cooperations ()

  ID Kreditinhaber Kooperationspartner Institution Laufzeit - von Laufzeit - bis
2350387  Imdorf, Christian  Inui, Akio  Tokyo Metropolitan University  01.09.2013  31.12.2015 
2350389  Imdorf, Christian  Sugita, Mai   Kanazawa University  01.09.2013  31.12.2015 
   

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