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Nonprofit wage premium in the Japanese child care market: evidence from employer-employee matched data


  • Haruko Noguchi
  • Satoshi Shimizutani
  • Wataru Suzuki


Using unique employer-employee matched data, this study reveals the existence of a nonprofit wage premium in Japan's child care industry. Nonprofits reward experienced workers with higher education, associated with the quality of care, more than their for-profit counterparts.

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  • Haruko Noguchi & Satoshi Shimizutani & Wataru Suzuki, 2008. "Nonprofit wage premium in the Japanese child care market: evidence from employer-employee matched data," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 15(14), pages 1089-1092.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:15:y:2008:i:14:p:1089-1092 DOI: 10.1080/13504850600993671

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    1. Noguchi, Haruko & Shimizutani, Satoshi, 2007. "Nonprofit/for-profit status and earning differentials in the Japanese at-home elderly care industry: Evidence from micro-level data on home helpers and staff nurses," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 21(1), pages 106-120, March.

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