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The 1.03 million yen ceiling and earnings inequality among married women in Japan

Yukiko Abe and Akiko Oishi ()
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Akiko Oishi: Faculty of Law and Economics, Chiba University

Economics Bulletin, 2009, vol. 29, issue 2, 1510-1519

Abstract: In this paper, we examine the impact of the `1.03 million yen ceiling,' a means-tested transfer scheme for secondary earners in Japan, on earnings inequality of married women. We find that the decline in earnings inequality among married women between 1993 and 2003 is attributable to the increase in the number of wives with low earnings and the decrease in the number of wives with zero earnings.

Keywords: Coefficient of variation; 1.03 million yen ceiling; Japan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D3 J2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009-06-28
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