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Labor Employment of Married Women in Japan: Part-time Work vs. Full-time Work

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  • Tadashi Yamada
  • Tetsuji Yamada

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This paper hypothesizes that socioeconomic factors influence the decisions of married women to participate in the labor market, whether part time or full time. Because of the importance of the growing number of part-time workers among married women in Japan, the authors dealt separately with part-time and full-time workers in urban area. Their findings suggest that it is inappropriate to combine part-time and full-time workers as though they constituted a homogeneous group since there are clear-cut behavioral differences in labor-force participation among married women. Thus, special attention to the specific characteristics of the labor market of married women in Japan is important.

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Article provided by Eastern Economic Association in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 13 (1987)
Issue (Month): 1 (Jan-Mar)
Pages: 41-48

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Handle: RePEc:eej:eeconj:v:13:y:1987:i:1:p:41-48

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  1. Heckman, James J, 1974. "Shadow Prices, Market Wages, and Labor Supply," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 42(4), pages 679-94, July.
  2. Ben-Porath, Yoram, 1973. "Labor-Force Participation Rates and the Supply of Labor," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 81(3), pages 697-704, May-June.
  3. Cain, Glen G & Dooley, Martin D, 1976. "Estimation of a Model of Labor Supply, Fertility, and Wages of Married Women," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 84(4), pages S179-99, August.
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  1. Bessho, Shun-ichiro & Hayashi, Masayoshi, 2005. "Economic studies of taxation in Japan: The case of personal income taxes," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 16(6), pages 956-972, December.

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