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Structural Issues in the Japanese Labor Market: An Era of Variety, Equity, and Efficiency or an Era of Bipolarization?

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  • Fujiki, Hiroshi

    (Bank of Japan)

  • Nakada, Sachiko-Kuroda

    (Bank of Japan)

  • Tachibanaki, Toshiaki

    (Kyoto U)

Abstract

This paper describes several structural changes in the Japanese labor market and related institutional factors with special emphasis on the labor supplies of part-time workers and discouraged workers. We also discuss necessary reforms in the labor market and some implications of such structural changes on the conduct of monetary policy.

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  • Fujiki, Hiroshi & Nakada, Sachiko-Kuroda & Tachibanaki, Toshiaki, 2001. "Structural Issues in the Japanese Labor Market: An Era of Variety, Equity, and Efficiency or an Era of Bipolarization?," Monetary and Economic Studies, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, vol. 19(S1), pages 177-208, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:ime:imemes:v:19:y:2001:i:s1:p:177-208
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    10. Gudrun Biffl, 2006. "Gender and the Labour Market: Comparing Austria and Japan," WIFO Working Papers 279, WIFO.
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    JEL classification:

    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity

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