By Koichi Hamada, Hiromi Kato
`The publication is profitable in interpreting a number of concerns corresponding to employment, progress, aged care, and so on. of growing older in Japan, and featuring a number of coverage ideas to accommodate those severe difficulties. One attention-grabbing point of the ebook is the research in regards to the means Japan interacts with the realm by way of immigration and international funding, which has obtained little awareness within the literature. it's definitely a useful book.' - Toshiaki Tachibanaki, Kyoto college, Japan `This wide-ranging choice of papers should be of worth to a person drawn to the economics of growing old and the coverage offerings confronted via the Japanese.' - Mark Rebick, Nissan Institute of eastern reviews, united kingdom `The e-book consists of fine contributions at the so much urgent difficulties Japan faces within the quick destiny, written through economists of the best quality in Japan. not just will or not it's an invaluable reference for scholars drawn to economics, but in addition it is going to function a useful and valuable consultant to coverage makers in Japan.' - Hirofumi Uzawa, the advance financial institution of Japan `This quantity brings jointly quite a lot of papers from top specialists at the jap economic system who learn a number of the vital matters that face an financial system that may event exceptional demographic switch. There are many coverage concerns that face eastern governments as they reply to the profound adjustments within the exertions industry that stem from getting older. there's a lot to be realized concerning the acceptable regulations from the paintings summarized in this wide-ranging book.' - David Miles, Morgan Stanley, united kingdom `The challenge of aging has develop into acute in lots of wealthy international locations this day. This ebook by means of world-class Yale professor Koichi Hamada, the main special eastern economist this present day, and Hiromi Kato is a vital and incisive contribution to our knowing of the japanese scenario. It may still turn into a vintage study.' - Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia college, US This publication is a concerted try through economists to enquire and supply treatments for a few of the problems linked to an getting old hard work industry. the industrial difficulties of growing old mixed with a declining inhabitants happen themselves so much acutely within the current eastern economic climate. Demographic tendencies current severe social and fiscal difficulties for Japan, and the remainder of the worldwide group is laid low with the ways that it copes with those problems. The participants to this e-book learn Japan's adventure, that's an important for figuring out the character of getting old difficulties and for constructing possible guidelines to deal with them. growing old hard work markets may possibly distort the employment mechanism, create early life unemployment, and disrupt incentives for human capital formation in more youthful staff. even though an financial procedure is the middle method within the e-book, it additionally encompasses various views together with sociological issues of exertions markets and negotiating habit inside of families. The overseas implications of the issues are emphasised within the chapters that take care of immigration and capital markets. This e-book could be an quintessential device for economists, coverage makers and scholars all in favour of the results of growing older societies during the international. Preface by means of Professor Kuroda members comprise: H. Asaoka, Y. Genda, J. Goto, okay. Hamada, E. Hern?s, M. Ishihara, R. Kambayashi, H. Kato, T. Makino, S. Ohta, L.K. Raut, H. Sakai, M. Sakuragawa, S. Str?m, H. Teruyama, J. Zhiyang
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Factors aﬀecting labor force participation in Japan1: empirical study of labor supply of the elderly and females Hirotsugu Sakai and Hitoshi Asaoka 1. INTRODUCTION According to the ‘Projection of Japanese Population’ by the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, the productive-age population of Japan, aged 15 to 64, will keep on decreasing due to the drastically decreasing fertility rate which reached its peak in 1995. The labor force population will decrease accordingly, and thus push down the potential growth of GDP.
Whereas it had taken substantially more time for Japanese ﬁrms to sound and reach agreement with labor unions and at the same time to realize personnel reduction in the past, from the historical view of Japanese industrial relations, the downsizing at the end of the 1990s and at the beginning of the new century appears unique. Regression Results A simple regression analysis can conﬁrm the above interpretation. Using the microdata on the establishment survey, that is, the Employment Trend Survey conducted in 2000 by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the determinant of the employment growth rate is examined at the establishment level.
Especially considering the fact that the baby boomers born immediately after WWII mainly consisted of employees who will soon become ‘the elderly’, raising the labor force participation rate in the elderly is more urgent. In the ﬁrst half of this chapter, we study the current working behavior of the elderly in Japan. We consider the conditions that help to promote the employment of various kinds of elderly worker. Our study is distinctive in that it compares the elderly’s intention to work and their actual working conditions using ordered probit models and Heckit procedures.