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Unemployment and Labor Force Participation in Japan

This paper studies a long-run relationship between the labor force participation rate and the unemployment rate in Japan. By using cointegration analysis, we demonstrate that there exists a long-run relationship between the two variables for male workers but not for female workers. Furthermore, using labor force data by age group, we find the added-worker effect for young males and the discouraged worker effect for middle-aged and old male groups.

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Paper provided by Research Institute, International University of Japan in its series Working Papers with number EMS_2011_15.

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Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2011
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Handle: RePEc:iuj:wpaper:ems_2011_15
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