Work and Pay in the United States and Japan

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Index
Ability pay, 105
Age, worker. See Senior workers; Younger workers
Age-based pay. See Seniority-based pay
Appraisals. See Performance appraisals
Apprenticeship programs, 70
Automation, 26-27, 42
Automobile industry, 7, 8, 174, 179
career ladders in, 115
employee involvement in, 72
job security in, 40-41, 51-52
labor costs in, 29-30
outsourcing in, 26
pay systems in, 102, 115
strikes, 41, 150, 154
work hours in, 140-41
See also specific companies
Banking industry, 38
Bank of Japan, 183-84
Bargaining. See Collective bargaining;
Pattern bargaining
Benefits, 32
Birth rate, 58-59
Blue-collar workers
fairness issues, 100
gender-based pay differentials, 130
job security, 37, 40
pay systems, 105, 196
performance appraisals, 105
training, 91
"white collarization" of, 196, 204
See also Production workers
Bonus systems, 29, 30, 91
Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys, 78, 79
Business cycles, 28, 36
Career paths/ladders, 8-9, 10, 195, 205, 207
in Japan, 134, 142
in Japan vs. United States, 6, 12, 13, 106-19
pay systems and, 111-15, 130
training and, 69, 71, 81, 84-85
in United States, 132-34
CEO pay, 127-28
Churitsu Roren federation, 190n.1
Collective bargaining, 87, 144, 150, 152-56, 166
Communication skills, 10
Company size, 98, 123, 136n.19. See also Large firms; Small firms
Compensation systems. See Pay systems

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents ix
  • 1 - Comparing Employment Systems 3
  • Note 20
  • 2 - Security 21
  • Notes 61
  • 3 - Employee Involvement and Training 67
  • Introduction 67
  • Summary: Employee Involvement and Training in the Set Model 94
  • Notes 95
  • 4 - Pay Systems, Career Paths, and Earnings Inequality 97
  • Introduction 97
  • Summary and Major Findings 130
  • Appendix: Calculation of Standard Career Paths 132
  • Appendix: Calculation of Standard Career Paths 134
  • 5 - Employers and Unions 137
  • Notes 156
  • 6 - National Wage Determination in Japan 158
  • Summary 189
  • Notes 190
  • 7 - Conclusion 191
  • References 209
  • Index 227
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