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The effects of implicit contracts on wages: Evidence from the Japanese labor market

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  • Miyoshi, Koyo

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This paper tests whether wages in Japan’s labor market are determined by current or past labor market conditions. The empirical results are consistent with a model suggesting that labor market mobility may be limited and costly in Japan for men.

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  • Miyoshi, Koyo, 2012. "The effects of implicit contracts on wages: Evidence from the Japanese labor market," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(1), pages 38-40.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:1:p:38-40
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.11.026
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    Keywords

    Implicit contract theory; Labor market mobility; Long-term employment system;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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