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Guilt is fuelling Japan’s gender gap – Here are 3 ways we can stop it

This experiment surveyed 1,000 working-age Japanese men and women on their preference for varying levels of job attributes affecting work-life balance, including overtime, job insecurity, risk of departmental transfer, and risk of geographical relocation. Image: REUTERS/Issei Kato

Chie Aoyagi

Economist, IMF

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The key factor affecting the figures here is guilt. Image: Aoyagi & Munro (2019)

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