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MALE AND FEMALE PATTERNS OF LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION:

By Marc Maurice, Arndt Sorge (ed, Hiroatsu Nohara, Analysis Of Actors, Socio-economic Contexts and Johon Benjamins Publishing

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This article seeks to compare the patterns of articulation- in France and Japan- between the men’s activity and women’s activity in the society. In particular, we focus on the differences of activity models between French and Japanese women, which can be considered as a good analyser to reveal a specific- and national- form of interdependence between work, family and society. Based on the descriptive macro-statistic method, we aim to show that the national model of women’s activity doesn’t originate purely neither from the individual rational choice- cost/advantage calculation within the household-nor from the national culture domination. We posit that such a model is a social ‘fabric ’ which is constructed on the interaction between the strategic interplay of various actors and the national representation of family crystallized in the public social policies. Résumé Ce texte se propose de comparer, entre la France et le Japon, les modalités d'articulation des activités des femmes et des hommes dans la société, en particulier en mettant l'accent sur la comparaison des modèles d'activité féminine qui s'avèrent comme un analyseur pertinent de l'interdépendance entre travail, famille et société. Basé sur la méthodologie du type macr

Year: 2009
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