Namie Nagamatsu


Namie Nagamatsu

Professor of School of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

PhD (Human Sciences, Osaka University)


My research focuses on labor market inequalities in advanced industrial societies and how it is changing in the context of de-industrialization.

My recent research interests include the trend and causes of widening income inequality, employment instability in the Japanese employment system, impoverishment and support systems, and activation policies in Japanese local governments.

Research Focus

  • Labor market inequalities
  • De-industrialization
  • Labor market institutions and policies
  • Activation policies