SSE/EFI Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance
Impediments to the Productive Employment of Labor in Japan
() and Marcus Rebick
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.
Keywords: labor mobility; gender; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J16; J31; J60; J68; (follow links to similar papers)
26 pages, March 15, 2002
A later version of the paper is also available as NBER working paper no. 9484, February 2003.
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Ono, Hiroshi and Marcus Rebick, (2003), 'Constraints on the Level and Efficient Use of Labor' in Blomstrom, Magnus, Jennifer Corbett, Fumio Hayashi and Anil Kashyap (eds.) Structural Impediments to Japan's Economic Growth, pages 225-257, NBER/University of Chicago Press, ISBN 0-226-06021-7.
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