Institutional Reforms for Enterprise-based Welfare Provisions

Author(s)/Editor(s) Written and edited by TACHIBANAKI Toshiaki, KANEKO Yoshihiro
ISBN 4-492-39411-7
Publication Date August 2003

Table of Contents

This book examines such questions as what degree enterprises should engage in welfare provision, and how to maintain vitality of enterprises while allowing diverse patterns of employment. It presents prospects for reestablishing enterprise-based welfare provision based on international comparisons and empirical analysis.

Introduction: Why enterprise-based welfare provision now?

Section I: How far should enterprise commit to welfare?
Chapter 1: Enterprises' disengagement from welfare
Chapter 2: Prospects and limitations of enterprises as agents of social security

Section II: Institutional arrangements that support female workers
Chapter 3: Long-term effects of occupational assistance policies
Chapter 4: Childcare Leave Law and female workers
Chapter 5: Child rearing support programs and employment continuation behavior of women of childbearing age
Chapter 6: Future retirement benefit schemes

Section III: The future of private pension plans
Chapter 7: Optimal combination of defined-benefit and defined-contribution pension plans
Chapter 8: Corporate governance activities of Japanese pension funds
Chapter 9: Significance of corporate governance activities by institutional investors

* This publication is in Japanese. An English translation is not available.