Regional variations in labor force behavior of women in Japan
Japan and the World Economy, 2013, vol. 28, issue C, 112-124
This study uses cross-sectional data to investigate regional differences in women's participation in the labor market. Women's participation is high in the northern coastal region of Japan. This high rate of participation is caused by the fact that married women with children participate as regular full-time employees. Supply and demand factors explain part of the differences, but regional effects remain even after controlling for them. I attribute the high participation in the northern coastal region to long-standing norms regarding women's work.
Keywords: Regional differences; Regular employment; Part-time employment; Japan; Norm (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J21 R23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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