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The Equal Employment Opportunity Law and labor force behavior of women in Japan

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  • Abe, Yukiko

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This study uses repeated cross-sectional data to investigate the impact of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEOL) for men and women enacted in 1986 on labor force behavior of women. I find that regular employment among women, examined separately by education and marital status, did not increase after the enactment of the EEOL. Cohorts of women who graduated from university after the EEOL married later or were less likely to marry than previous cohorts.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of the Japanese and International Economies.

Volume (Year): 25 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 39-55

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jjieco:v:25:y:2011:i:1:p:39-55

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Keywords: Cohort Equal Employment Opportunity Law Regular employment Part-time employment Japan;

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  1. Okamuro, Hiroyuki & Van Stel, André & Verheul, Ingrid, 2010. "Understanding the Drivers of an ‘Entrepreneurial’ Economy : Lessons from Japan and the Netherlands," CCES Discussion Paper Series, Center for Research on Contemporary Economic Systems, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University 36, Center for Research on Contemporary Economic Systems, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University.
  2. Hiroyuki Okamuro & Kenta Ikeuchi, 2012. "Work-Life Balance and Gender Differences in Self-Employment Income during the Start-up Stage in Japan," Global COE Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University gd12-260, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  3. Abe, Yukiko, 2012. "A cohort analysis of male labor supply in Japan," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 23-43.
  4. Cho, Joonmo & Lee, Tai & Jung, Hanna, 2014. "Glass ceiling in a stratified labor market: Evidence from Korea," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 56-70.
  5. Abe, Yukiko, 2011. "Regional variations in labor force behavior of women in Japan," CEI Working Paper Series, Center for Economic Institutions, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University 2010-12, Center for Economic Institutions, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  6. Abe, Yukiko, 2013. "Regional variations in labor force behavior of women in Japan," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 28(C), pages 112-124.

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