A Multinominal Logistic Approach to the Labor Force Behavior of JapaneseMarried Women
NBER Working Paper No. 1783
Using a multanornial logistic approach, we analyze the inter-dependencies among the labor force participation decisions of married women an Japan. These decisions are working part-time,working full-time, being unemployed (in the labor market but unable to find work), and not participating. Our focus is on the interdependency between the decision to work part-time and the decision to work full-time. Our results indicate that married women working full-time view part-time work as a good substitute, but the reverse is not observed. We also obtain estimates of the own-wage elasticity for both forms of participation and find that part-time labor force particicipation of Japanese married women is substantially more elastic than that of their full-time counterparts. These findings reinforce the view that married women in Japan with loose ties to the labor market are quite responsive to changes in the returns to work.
Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w1783
Published: Yamada, Tadashi, Tetsuji Yamada and Frank Chaloupka. "Estimating the Part-Time and Full-Time Work Behavior of Japanese Women with Aggregate Data," Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 22, No. 4, Fall 1987, pp. 574-583.
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