Le suicide comme karo¯shi ou l'overdose de travail. Les suicides liés au travail au Japon, à Taiwan et en Chine

Translated title of the contribution: Suicide as Karo¯shi, or overwork: Suicides at work in Japan, Taiwan and China

Paul Jobin, Yu Hwei Tseng

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Abstract

Since the 1990s, in Japan, the tragic consequences of overwork have led to a large social mobilization or on the concept of karo¯shi, gradually leading the Ministry of Health and Labor to recognize work-related suicides. Meanwhile the police has provided valuable statistics to understand the phenomenon. Taiwan, and more recently China, follow on the Japanese experience and its legislation. However, the recognition criteria tend to focus on the duration of labor or individual events at the expense of factors relating to the organization of work and the deleterious effects of some managerial cultures. We shall therefore consider not only "overwork" or "stress" but a larger panel of work-related causes. Finally, we present a case of suicide of a young researcher that send a warning about the purposes and methods of scientific research.

Translated title of the contributionSuicide as Karo¯shi, or overwork: Suicides at work in Japan, Taiwan and China
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)45-88
Number of pages44
JournalTravailler
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 4

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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