Pathways to Economic Security: Gender and Nonstandard Employment in Contemporary Japan

  title={Pathways to Economic Security: Gender and Nonstandard Employment in Contemporary Japan},
  author={Heidi Gottfried},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
  • H. Gottfried
  • Published 1 August 2008
  • Economics
  • Social Indicators Research
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