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Contents List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgements 1 A Historical Legacy Female Labour and Textiles in Prewar Japan The Textile Industry's Postwar Transition The Importance of Women in Textiles A note on methodology 2 Shaping the Female Labour Market Textile Workers and the Occupation Authorities Teething Problems, Unions & Technology 3 Recruiting Women Workers The Postwar Recruitment Environment Recruitment of Young Female Workers Recruitment Problems for the Industry Recruitment of Older Female Workers 4 Managing Women Workers The Development of Labour Management Strategies Managing Young Female Workers through the Dormitory System Finding Alternative Strategies for Managing Older Female Workers 5 Educating & Training Women Workers Factory Girls & Schooling Women & Workplace Training 6 Wages & Welfare for Women Women and the Wage System Nominal, Comparative and Real Wage Trends Welfare for Women Evaluation of Wages & Welfare 7 Japanese Female Textile Workers in Context The Textile Industry as an Employer of Women Workers The Impact of Textiles on the National Labour Market The Everyday Lives of Female Textile Operatives Appendix Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Women textile workers -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Cotton textile industry -- Japan -- Employees -- History -- 20th century.