Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States

Seiritsu Ogura, Toshiaki Tachibanaki and David A. Wise, editors

Conference held January 20-23, 2000
Published in January 2003 by University of Chicago Press
© 2003 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

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392 pages
ISBN: 0-226-62094-8

Table of Contents

1. Front matter, Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States: Seiritsu Ogura, Toshiaki Tachibanaki, David A. Wise (p. -10 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Introduction to "Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States": David A. Wise (p. 1 - 18) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Changing the Guard: The Rise of the United States to Peak Capitalist Economy: Richard B. Freeman (p. 19 - 38) (bibliographic info) (download)
4. The Recent Transformation of Participatory Employment Practices in Japan: Takao Kato (p. 39 - 80) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
5. Determinants of the Shadow Value of Simultaneous Information Sharing in the Japanese Machine-Tool Manufacturing Industry : Hiroyuki Chuma (p. 81 - 102) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Who Really Lost Jobs in Japan? Youth Employment in an Aging Japanese Society : Yuji Genda (p. 103 - 134) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Total Labor Costs and the Employment Adjustment Behavior of Large Japanese Firms: Yoshifumi Nakata, Ryoji Takehiro (p. 135 - 156) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. Individual Expenditures and Medical Saving Accounts: Can They Work?: Matthew Eichner, Mark B. McClellan, David A. Wise (p. 157 - 182) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Supplementing Public Insurance Coverage with Private Coverage: Implications for Medical Care Systems : David M. Cutler (p. 183 - 204) (bibliographic info) (download)
10. Option Value Estimation with Health and Retirement Study Data: Andrew Samwick, David A. Wise (p. 205 - 228) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. Why Do the Japanese Spend So Much on Drugs?: Seiritsu Ogura, Takehiko Hagino (p. 229 - 266) (bibliographic info) (download)
12. The Demand for Health Checkups under Uncertainty: Tadashi Yamada, Tetsuji Yamada (p. 267 - 314) (bibliographic info) (download)
13. The Role of Firms in Welfare Provision: Toshiaki Tachibanaki (p. 315 - 338) (bibliographic info) (download)
14. Fringe Benefit Provision for Female Part-Time Workers in Japan: Yukiko Abe (p. 339 - 370) (bibliographic info) (download)
15. Unions, the Costs of Job Loss, and Vacation: Fumio Ohtake (p. 371 - 390) (bibliographic info) (download)
16. Contributors: (p. 391 - 392) (bibliographic info) (download)
17. Author Index: (p. 393 - 396) (bibliographic info) (download)
18. Subject Index: (p. 397 - 400) (bibliographic info) (download)
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