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The Causal Effects of Exporting on Domestic Workers:A Firm-Level Analysis using Japanese Data

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  • Ayumu Tanaka

Japan has experienced rapid growth of non-regular workers under the globalization in 2000s. This study seeks to identify the causal effects of exporting on growth of labor and growth of the share of non-regular workers in Japanese manufacturing and wholesale sectors, using an extensive firm-level data. I employ propensity score matching technique and investigate whether firms that start exporting experience higher growth of labor and higher growth of the share of non-regular workers than non-exporters. I find positive effects of exporting on labor growth in manufacturing but I find little evidence for the effects on the share of non-regular workers in both sectors.

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Paper provided by Graduate School of Economics Project Center, Kyoto University in its series Discussion papers with number e-11-009.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2012
Handle: RePEc:kue:dpaper:e-11-009
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