It is partly true that Taiwan generally thinks it is better than Japan in the process of gender parity, but not entirely. From the International Labour Organization (ILO) survey, the questionnaire found that the results were different from stereotypes.
In the first quarter of 2018, women fans made a big survey of women's work Happiness index. This is our first attempt to survey the questionnaire, not only in Taiwan, we also send Japanese questionnaires to Japan to collect hundreds of Japanese women's satisfaction with the status of the workplace and the mutual encouragement of women in both countries.
Taiwan version of the survey results:"Women Happy Beings" 2018 investigation report: Taiwan's women's rights too sheng? One-third women are treated differently in the workplace
Taiwan Edition questionnaire: Map | work happiness? 12 charts show you the status of female work in Taiwan
In the past Taiwanese people generally believed that we had made a lot of progress in the gender equality process than Japan. This may be part of the truth, but it is not entirely so. From the International Labour Organization (ILO) survey, the questionnaire found that the results were different from the past stereotypes.
Different sex pain points between Taiwan and Japan
1. Japanese women have a higher two-degree employment ratio than Taiwan
On the structure of employment age, according to the International Labor Organization (ILO) and China's Executive Yuan survey, the female labor participation rate in Taiwan is gradually reduced after 30 years of age, but Japanese women after 32 years old, the labor participation rate gradually rise, the curve is M-type. Compared with Taiwan, Japanese women have a higher two-degree employment ratio after marriage.
In the female fan survey, we also found that Japan's most important income range fell to 31-35 years, followed by 41-50 and 26-30. In Taiwan, the most important income range falls to 26-30 years of age and begins to decline gradually after the age of 30, as well as a dialogue with data on the sharp decline in female marital participation rates in Taiwan.
In contrast to Taiwan Day data, we cannot help thinking that the reason for the higher proportion of Japanese women's two-degree jobs is that the overall environment in Japan is more friendly to women's two-degree jobs. Or in fact, the economic division of the core family of Taiwan is still affected by the traditional values, and the male shoulders the main economic breadwinner.
The two-degree employment of women in Taiwan, and what their career options are, are worth further research and analysis in the future.
2. Is it a job to be a housewife? Taiwanese women have a sense of "housework belongs to work"
VCDs "wife of a monthly salary" in 2016-17 Taiwan and Japan at the same time caused the film tail dance popular, at the same time, Taiwan Society also launched a "domestic work should be paid" discussion.
In this survey, compared with Japan, only 17 of the respondents agree that domestic work is a job, and in Taiwan, the overall recognition of domestic work is a higher proportion (33%).
3. Women in Taiwan are most concerned about the fulfillment of their work, and Japanese women pay more attention to the economic value of work
About the three major elements of happiness, for Japanese women, "ideal income" ranked first, followed by a good workplace interpersonal, third is to feel the self-worth. Taiwanese women think that work can make themselves "feel self-worth" ranked first, followed by income and good workplace interpersonal.
However, in both Japan and Taiwan, single mothers generally pay more attention to work income than other female groups, with more than 95% of single moms thinking that income is the most important condition for happy jobs.
4. Japanese women's job satisfaction is higher than that of Taiwanese women
Female fan survey results show that Japanese women are more satisfied with their current job than Taiwanese women. To a full mark, the Japanese self rated score is
6.01, Taiwan fell to 5.78 of the failed grade.
Most dissatisfied with the current job, Taiwan and Japan have a majority of women are not satisfied with the salary (Japan 54%, Taiwan 55%), the general view is too long work (Taiwan and Japan data are 30%).
5. More Japanese women think the corporate system is unfriendly to women
But among the top three of grievances, more Japanese women (21%) say the corporate system is unfriendly to women, making the system the top three for Japanese women to improve. Only 6% of Taiwanese women were dissatisfied with the company system.
This data is worthy of in-depth investigation and discussion, is the majority of Taiwan's corporate system for women more friendly, or Japanese women are more sensitive to the structure, the higher awareness of institutional reform? You are welcome to work in Japan and submit a fascinating manuscript.
Common gender pain points in Taiwan and Japan
However, the women in Taiwan and Japan still have many common difficulties in the working field.
In Japan, more women than Taiwan say they have been treated differently in the workplace because of gender status (Japan: 36%; Taiwan: 27%). But comparatively speaking, less Japanese than Taiwan have observed that "others" are treated differently because of gender (Taiwan 34%, Japan 25%).
In the case of differential treatment, the first three places in Taiwan and Japan are identical, respectively: the lack of recognition of gender stereotypes, verbal sexual harassment, and unequal pay for equal employment. Surprisingly, nearly half of Japanese women in this questionnaire said they had taken action on gender discrimination (49%), with little in Taiwan and about 30%.
Taiwanese women who have not taken action say that "it is hard to fight for the power structure." Patience is the best policy. "About the common gender pain points in Taiwan and Japan, women fans want to give more thought and Jie Fang:
- On unequal pay for equal employment
- What is the reason for women to be willing to accept a lower salary in silence ?
- Action for one's own interests:"picture" #equalpay or I pooh, equal pay 3+1 action
- People in these places are also striving for equal pay: Icelandic women earn 14% less than men, so they decide to work 14% hours early .
- About sexual harassment
- About gender stereotypes in the workplace
The happy dialogue between Taiwanese and Japanese women
However, Taiwanese women also have similar sensibilities in the workplace, such as the happiest moments at work, receiving the highest attention and affirmation, breaking the self expectation and feeling the impact. The two places where women think the happiest work categories are the highest in arts and education.
about how to get happiness, Japanese women also have a lot of blessings to the two countries women's blessing, female fans also for Taiwan and Japan women to send a message, together to cheer
Japanese women say ...
でんとら: To believe that you can have happiness. If you feel too hard, be prepared for a job change. For example, even now feel very hard, but also believe that you as long as efforts, or can create a new way for themselves.
くるみ: I think that at work, with blunt sense, and life segmentation, is the necessary ability to work in this era. How to improve personal performance also depends on the "diversity" of working methods. If there is a more flexible way of working, I think it is necessary to try to get the company to recognize it. Decide to work and build your expectations, and if you have a sense of pride in your work, it won't be a stone-like job.
Mizrin: It's important to play your skills in society, but I realize that having children is a bigger cause than that. Raising children requires not only national policy support, but also the support system of the surrounding networks! I want to cheer for the work of bringing up children as a career!
Taiwanese women say ...
Reader A: I want to tell you, don't give up! Maybe everyone has different frustrations and failures, and these experiences have proven themselves to be more powerful.
Reader B: Our future will be better through every woman's efforts in all corners. Please do not feel that you are a person, continue to live a good life, we will meet in a better future.
Reader c: Honey, there are many things about happiness, if you choose to work. Be worthy of your choice, feel your mouth rise, body and heart are satisfied, and create the peak moment. That's your best choice right now.
Women obsessed with the East Asian Gender Watch is about to start
In East Asia, female fans are the first mass media with the core value of gender equality. From Taiwan, women fans want to bring gender issues to the discussion of neighboring countries.
This time, we set off from Taiwan to Japan to plan a woman's obsession with Japan's gender Watch: Japan gender Watch .
In the future, we hope to expand the discourse space of gender discussion through the experience of neighbouring countries and dialogue. I would like to invite you to write about gender observations and comments on the gender-related, long-term observations of the East Asian region, whether Japan or other East Asian countries.
Welcome to the fascinating submissions to create a more friendly gender equality discussion space in Asia.