Minimum Wages and Employment in Japan

@inproceedings{Abe2011MinimumWA,
  title={Minimum Wages and Employment in Japan},
  author={Yukiko Abe},
  year={2011}
}
This paper surveys issues associated with the minimum wage and its economic impacts in Japan. First, I discuss how the minimum wage is discussed in recent political debates. Next, I explain economic factors surrounding the Japanese labor market that are related to the minimum wage: specifically, I take up the issues of globalization and “mismatch” (i.e., a labor shortage exists in some industries and/or occupations and, at the same time, there is unemployment). Then, I provide an overview of… CONTINUE READING

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