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Growth and non-regular employment

Hiroaki Miyamoto

No SDES-2015-20, Working Papers from Kochi University of Technology, School of Economics and Management

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 non-regular 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 matching model 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 and the unemployment rate, which is consistent with empirical facts.

Keywords: Growth; Unemployment; Non-regular employment; Search and matching model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 J64 O40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 29 pages
Date: 2015-07, Revised 2015-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dge, nep-gro and nep-mac
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Published in SDE Series, July 2015, pages 1-29

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