Japan: “Land of the wasted talent” @TheEconomist #hwhtw

November 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm Leave a comment

This article from the Economist shows that the developing world isn’t the only place where women’s talents are underutilized…

“Nearly half of Japanese university graduates are female but only 67% of these women have jobs, many of which are part-time or involve serving tea. Japanese women with degrees are much more likely than Americans (74% to 31%) to quit their jobs voluntarily. Whereas most Western women who take time off do so to look after children, Japanese women are more likely to say that the strongest push came from employers who do not value them. A startling 49% of highly educated Japanese women who quit do so because they feel their careers have stalled.”

Read the full article: http://www.economist.com/node/21536543

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