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Unemployment and Labor Force Participation in Japan

Makoto Kakinaka and Hiroaki Miyamoto

No EMS_2011_15, Working Papers from Research Institute, International University of Japan

Abstract: This paper studies a long-run relationship between the labor force participation rate and the unemployment rate in Japan. By using cointegration analysis, we demonstrate that there exists a long-run relationship between the two variables for male workers but not for female workers. Furthermore, using labor force data by age group, we find the added-worker effect for young males and the discouraged worker effect for middle-aged and old male groups.

JEL-codes: E24 J60 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 12 pages
Date: 2011-03
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