A whopping 74% of Japanese women with degrees voluntarily quit their jobs, far more than the 31% of Americans, according to a new study from the Center from Work-Life Policy, a New York-based think tank. But the more alarming figure is yet to come: The study released Friday called “Off-Ramps and On-Ramps Japan: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success,” shows that nearly half of working women in Japan throw in the towel because they feel their careers are in a chokehold. Meanwhile, compared with 74% of women in the U.S. and 82% in Germany, just 32% of Japanese women leave the workforce for childcare-related reasons, though the gap may be attributed to the smaller pool of working mothers in Japan compared to Western countries.
And, we’re not just talking food service workers, we’re talking qualified women with degrees! I absolutely couldn’t do it, I’d be too scared, and their economy is suffering for it apparently but still – have to give them credit for doing what’s right for them!
Mirrored from Shibuya 109.