Deciphering Stratification and Inequality

Japan and Beyond

Edited by: Yoshimichi Sato

Employing a diverse range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, this book offers a complex examination of the changing nature of social stratification and its subsequent impact on inequality in contemporary Japan. The book opens with a theoretical discussion of social stratification and inequality. It then expands on these ideas with several case studies examining issues such as migration, class identification, employment practices, social structures, and status homogamy. In the last few chapters, the book contextualizes the Japanese examples with international comparisons. Overall, the book offers a unique glimpse at some of the emerging concerns and changes occurring in Japanese society.


267 pages

Publication Date: 4/1/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781876843960

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