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Title:Distribution of Labour Productivity in Japan over the Period 1996–-2006 PDF Logo
Authors:Souma, Wataru
Ikeda, Yuichi
Iyetomi, Hiroshi
Fujiwara, Yoshi
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Economics Discussion Papers / Institut für Weltwirtschaft 2009-2
Abstract:The distribution of labour productivity is investigated by analyzing the longitudinal micro-level data set which contains detailed financial condition of large numbers of Japanese companies over the period 1996–-2006. The generalized beta function of the second kind is applied to explain the distribution. We calculate marginal labour productivity by using the fitting parameters, and show that the economy in the labour market is not in equilibrium. By comparing parameters characterizing high productivity range and low productivity range, we show that inequality of low productivity range is larger than that of high productivity range. In addition, it is shown that the change of inequality in low productivity has strong correlation with GDP.
Subjects:Labour productivity
marginal labour productivity
inequality
JEL:L60
C16
E23
Creative Commons License:http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.en
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal - Discussion Papers

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