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Labor Supply Behavior of Japanese Husbands and Wives

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  • Koyo Miyoshi

    (Panel Data Research Center, Keio Advanced Research Centers)

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    This paper analyzes labor supply behaviour for Japanese married men and women taking account for their joint decision. The estimation results by simultaneous tobit implies that Japanese wives reduce their labor supply when husbands increase their labor supply while husbands do not change their labor supply regardless wives' labor supply. According to estimation results, both increase in wages of husbands and wives reduce wives' labor supply while increase in wages of husbands increase husbands' labor supply.

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    Paper provided by Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Program in its series Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Discussion Paper Series with number 2009-034.

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    Length: 10 pages
    Date of creation: 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:kei:dpaper:2009-034

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