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Growth and Non-Regular Employment

Hiroaki Miyamoto

No EMS_2012_04, Working Papers from Research Institute, International University of Japan

Abstract: The share of non-regular employment has been increasing in many developed countries during the past two decades. The objective of this paper is to study a cause of the upward trend in non-regular employment by focusing on productivity growth. Data from Japan shows that productivity growth reduces both unemployment and the proportion of nonregular workers to total employed workers. In order to study the impact of long-run productivity growth on unemployment and non-regular employment, I develop a search and matchingmodel with disembodied technological progress and two types of jobs, regular and non-regular jobs. The numerical analysis demonstrates that faster growth reduces the share of non-regular employment, but the effect of faster growth on unemployment is ambiguous.

Keywords: Growth; Unemployment; Non-regular employment; Search; Matching model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 J64 O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 30 pages
Date: 2012-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dge, nep-fdg, nep-lab and nep-mac
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