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Effects of Intra-corporate Policies on the Work of Female Employees


  • Mamiko Takeuchi

    (Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

  • Hisakazu Matsushige

    (Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University)


On the basis of a survey performed at Japanese pharmaceutical companies, we analyze the processes and the influence that family-friendly policies exert on the promotion of women employees and corporate performance through women fs activities. In particular, Structural Equation Modeling is used to clarify complex causality between the promotion of women employees and personnel policies. The results of our analysis indicate that even if complex relations between the variables are taken into account, productive improvements due to family-friendly policies are not observed. Although family-friendly policies do not have a direct effect on the promotions or wages of women, they have an indirect effect on women fs promotions and wage increases through the length of their tenure.

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  • Mamiko Takeuchi & Hisakazu Matsushige, 2008. "Effects of Intra-corporate Policies on the Work of Female Employees," OSIPP Discussion Paper 08E009, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University.
  • Handle: RePEc:osp:wpaper:08e009

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    1. Atoh, Makoto & Akachi, Mayuko, 2003. "Low Fertility and Family Policy in Japan: in an International Comparative Perspective," Discussion Paper 156, Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
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    Structural Equation Modeling; Family-friendly Policy; Career Advancement of Women; Corporate Performance; Pharmaceutical Company;

    JEL classification:

    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
    • J17 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Value of Life; Foregone Income
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J81 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Working Conditions

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