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Labor mobility within Japanese regional labor markets and spillover effects

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  • Nasser Dine Mohamedou

    (Osaka University)

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This paper re-estimates the regional job-matching function using annual panel data covering 47 Japanese prefectures from 1987 to 2013, controlling for spillovers and agglomeration effects across prefectures, in addition to prefecture-level labor market determinants and prefecture and time fixed effects. The estimates reveal that the number of job matches rises together with rising stocks of unemployed and vacancies within and across prefectures suggesting significant spillover effects. A model comparison shows that the spatial spillovers are best captured using a contiguity weight matrix and are restricted to the local labor markets. Finally, the estimates of the matching function in different periods indicate that job seekers have substantially shifted their job-search behavior over time.

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  • Nasser Dine Mohamedou, 2022. "Labor mobility within Japanese regional labor markets and spillover effects," The Japanese Economic Review, Springer, vol. 73(4), pages 625-645, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jecrev:v:73:y:2022:i:4:d:10.1007_s42973-020-00059-3
    DOI: 10.1007/s42973-020-00059-3
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    Keywords

    Regional labor markets; Spillover effects; Matching function; Spatial weight matrix;
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    JEL classification:

    • J60 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - General
    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • J62 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Job, Occupational and Intergenerational Mobility; Promotion
    • J64 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
    • R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population

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