jobs-not a popular course of action in Japan, especially for women. In 1974
Except for two full-time workers, all of the women interviewed were in their thirties and forties at the time of the interview. One of the two exceptions was in her mid-twenties and the other in her mid-fifties. Their level of education, particularly that of the full-time workers, was much higher than that of women of comparable age in the general population (see Table 11.3). Seven of my informants (six full-time workers) were university graduates and another seven (six full-time workers) were either junior college graduates or had had some postsecondary education. Only four had not gone beyond high school.