Mieko Takenobu, professor emeritus at Wako University in Tokyo and an expert on sociology of labor. Female nonpermanent employees in Japan, particularly single mothers and those with no partners, are suffering grave financial consequences of the coronavirus outbreak, which has exacerbated the current employment situation.© Mainichi Shimbun
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Women are susceptible to being pushed away into unstable nonregular employment, as they also undertake housework and care for children, and are considered as supplementary laborers that live off their husband's income. There are many cases, such as single mothers, where they are not covered by employment insurance and cannot receive unemployment benefits nor temporary leave allowances.
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