Using Aggregate Data to Estimate the Part-Time and Full-Time Work Behavior of Japanese Women
AbstractThis paper analyzes the interdependencies among the labor force participation decisions of married women in Japan. These decisions are working part-time, working full-time, being unemployed (in the labor market but unable to find work), and not participating. We focus on the interdependency between the decision to work part-time and the decision to work full-time. We obtain positive own-wage elasticities for full-time and part-time participation, with part-time labor force participation of Japanese married women being substantially more elastic than that of their full-time counterparts. We also find that the elasticity of full-time participation in response to the part-time wage is greater than the elasticity of part-time participation in response to the full-time wage.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.
Volume (Year): 22 (1987)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://jhr.uwpress.org/
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Yukichi Mano & Eiji Yamamura, 2011.
"Effects of Husband's Education and Family Structure on Labor Force Participation and Married Japanese Women's Earnings,"
M.E. Sharpe, Inc., vol. 38(3), pages 71-91, October.
- Mano, Yukichi & Yamamura, Eiji, 2010. "Effects of Husband’s Education and Family Structure on Labor Force Participation and Married Japanese Women’s Earnings," MPRA Paper 23957, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- Mano, Yukichi & Yamamura, Eiji, 2012. "The Influence of a wife’s working status on her husband’s accumulation of human capital," MPRA Paper 37247, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- Tadashi Yamada & Tetsuji Yamada, 1993. "The Allocation of Time: Young Versus Elderly Households in Japan," NBER Working Papers 4386, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Mano, Yukichi & Yamamura, Eiji, 2011. "Human Capital Accumulation through Interaction between a Married Couple: Comparison between a Housewife and a Working Wife," MPRA Paper 28936, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- Ken Yamada, 2012.
"Intertemporal Substitution in the Time Allocation of Married Women,"
24-2012, Singapore Management University, School of Economics.
- Ken Yamada, 2010. "Intertemporal Substitution in the Time Allocation of Married Women," Working Papers 27-2010, Singapore Management University, School of Economics.
- 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.
- Heather Antecol & Kelly Bedard, 2002. "The Decision to Work by Married Immigrant Women: The Role of Extended Family Households," Claremont Colleges Working Papers 2002-34, Claremont Colleges.
- Yamada, Tadashi & Yamada, Tetsuji & Kang, J. Moonwon, 1999. "A study of time allocation of Japanese households," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 11(1), pages 41-55, January.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: ().
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.