Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/56294
Authors: 
Ono, Hiroshi
Rebick, Marcus E.
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance 500
Abstract: 
We examine a number of personnel practices, laws and regulations that lower the supply of labor in the Japanese economy. Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of impediments, those that restrict the movement of labor between firms, and those that discourage women from participating to a greater extent. Using other OECD countries and especially the United States as a benchmark, we estimate that removal of these barriers would increase the productive labor supply in Japan by some 13 to 18 percent and thus could raise the potential growth rate of the Japanese economy by roughly 1% per annum over a ten-year period.
Subjects: 
labor mobility
gender
JEL: 
J16
J31
J60
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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