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2018.08.02

CIGS Hilary J. Holbrow Workshop "Bringing Outsiders In: The Case of Women and Foreign Workers in Elite Jobs in Japan"- Summary of Speech

  • Hilary J. Holbrow
  • International Research Fellow
    Hilary J. Holbrow
  • [Expertise]
    Economic Sociology, Organizations, HR management, Migration

On June 18, 2018, CIGS held a workshop of Ms. Hilary J. Holbrow, Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, and International Research Fellow, CIGS. This is the summary of speech.



Abstract of the Speech
Japan's population is declining and labor shortages are becoming increasingly severe. This high labor demand is opening new avenues for women and foreign workers' promotion to the elite jobs that have historically been monopolized by Japanese men. Who will benefit the most from these new opportunities and why? On one hand, Japanese women have the human capital and cultural know-how to advance in Japanese firms, as well as the advantage of incumbency. At the same time, long working hours and gender stereotypes may negatively affect women more than foreign workers. Using employer-employee matched data, Dr. Holbrow will show which outsider groups are getting ahead the fastest in corporate Japan and why.


→The full text of the summary of speech
Bringing Outsiders In: The Case of Women and Foreign Workers in Elite Jobs in JapanPDF: 271KB


→Event report
CIGS Hilary J. Holbrow Workshop "Bringing Outsiders In: The Case of Women and Foreign Workers in Elite Jobs in Japan"

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