Effects of 'Family-friendly Fringe' Benefits on Wages in Japan
AbstractThis paper analyses the effect of family-friendly policies on wages. Using the full treatment effect model, the survey on Company Fringe Benefits 2002 was analysed. While the gender wage gap was confirmed, the effect of family-friendly policies on wages was found to differ from males to females. For instance, childcare and elder care related policies tended to be used mostly by females. As a result, these policies only had a negative impact on female wages. In turn, results of probit estimates indicated that productive workers tend to use more childcare and elder care related policies. It is suggested, therefore, that rewards and retention strategies should be provided to ensure productive workers.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University in its series OSIPP Discussion Paper with number 09E003.
Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2009
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family-friendly; fringe benefits; gender; leave; policy;
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- C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
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- NEP-LAB-2009-05-02 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2009-05-02 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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