Sheepskin Effects in Japan
AbstractUsing data for the 1990’s, this paper examines the role of sheepskin effects in the returns to education for Japan. Our estimations indicate that sheepskin effects explain about 50% of the total returns to schooling. We further find that sheepskin effects are only important for workers in small firms with the size of these effects being similar to comparable estimates for the US. These results could be explained by the particular recruitment system of large firms in Japan, which makes the university diploma as a screening device unimportant for large firms.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 593.
Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2002
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Publication status: published in: International Journal of Manpower, 2005, 26 (4), 320-335
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Other versions of this item:
- Thomas Bauer & John P. Haisken-DeNew & Patrick J. Dross, 2003. "Sheepskin Effects in Japan," RWI Discussion Papers 0005, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung.
- Bauer, Thomas & Dross, Patrick J & Haisken-DeNew, John P, 2002. "Sheepskin Effects in Japan," CEPR Discussion Papers 3609, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
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