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By Koichi Hamada, Hiromi Kato

ISBN-10: 1845428498

ISBN-13: 9781845428495

`The e-book is profitable in interpreting quite a few concerns resembling employment, progress, aged care, and so forth. of ageing in Japan, and featuring a variety of coverage techniques to house those severe difficulties. One attention-grabbing element of the e-book is the research in regards to the approach Japan interacts with the realm when it comes to immigration and international funding, which has acquired little recognition within the literature. it truly is definitely a beneficial book.' - Toshiaki Tachibanaki, Kyoto college, Japan `This wide-ranging number of papers could be of price to somebody attracted to the economics of ageing and the coverage offerings confronted by means of the Japanese.' - Mark Rebick, Nissan Institute of eastern reviews, united kingdom `The publication consists of fine contributions at the so much urgent difficulties Japan faces within the fast destiny, written through economists of the very best quality in Japan. not just will it's an invaluable reference for scholars drawn to economics, but additionally it's going to function a useful and priceless consultant to coverage makers in Japan.' - Hirofumi Uzawa, the improvement financial institution of Japan `This quantity brings jointly a variety of papers from top specialists at the eastern economic climate who learn a number of the crucial matters that face an economic system that might event remarkable demographic switch. There are many coverage matters that face eastern governments as they reply to the profound alterations within the hard work industry that stem from growing old. there's a lot to be discovered concerning the applicable regulations from the paintings summarized in this wide-ranging book.' - David Miles, Morgan Stanley, united kingdom `The challenge of growing older has turn into acute in lots of wealthy international locations this present day. This ebook through world-class Yale professor Koichi Hamada, the main unusual jap economist at the present time, and Hiromi Kato is a crucial and incisive contribution to our realizing of the japanese state of affairs. It should still turn into a vintage study.' - Jagdish Bhagwati, Columbia college, US This publication is a concerted try by way of economists to enquire and provide treatments for a number of the problems linked to an growing old hard work industry. the industrial difficulties of growing old mixed with a declining inhabitants show up themselves such a lot acutely within the current eastern economic climate. Demographic traits current severe social and fiscal difficulties for Japan, and the remainder of the worldwide group is tormented by the ways that it copes with those problems. The members to this e-book learn Japan's event, that's the most important for figuring out the character of growing older difficulties and for constructing possible guidelines to deal with them. growing old hard work markets may perhaps distort the employment mechanism, create adolescence unemployment, and disrupt incentives for human capital formation in more youthful employees. although an fiscal method is the middle method within the e-book, it additionally encompasses various views together with sociological issues of hard work markets and negotiating habit inside families. The foreign implications of the issues are emphasised within the chapters that care for immigration and capital markets. This booklet may be an necessary software for economists, coverage makers and scholars inquisitive about the results of getting old societies in the course of the international. Preface through Professor Kuroda individuals contain: H. Asaoka, Y. Genda, J. Goto, ok. Hamada, E. Hern?s, M. Ishihara, R. Kambayashi, H. Kato, T. Makino, S. Ohta, L.K. Raut, H. Sakai, M. Sakuragawa, S. Str?m, H. Teruyama, J. Zhiyang

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6 shows that the coefficient of the ratio of workers aged 45 or more is significantly negative after controlling for differences in industries, firm sizes and regions between firms. 85 per cent within the following half year, if other factors are held constant. This suggests that the increase in ageing worker composition significantly reduces the net employment and promotes downsizing at the establishment level. This is clearly a substantial effect of ageing on reducing employment opportunities through a decline in labor demand, which is clearly different from the demographic ageing effect of the labor supply side, which has only a small effect on employment opportunities.

We consider the conditions that help to promote the employment of various kinds of elderly worker. Our study is distinctive in that it compares the elderly’s intention to work and their actual working conditions using ordered probit models and Heckit procedures. The main results are the following: one of the ideal ways of working for the elderly is to work full-time for as long as possible by continuously acquiring skills. But the existing work-related education/training programs are for entrylevel or low-skilled workers.

6 Determinants for employment growth rates from July to December in 2000 Explanatory variables (in the end of June, 2000) Ratio of employees aged 45 or more More than 1000 employees 300–999 employees 100–299 employees 30–99 employees Large prefecture Manufacturing Electricity, gas, heat and water supply Transportation and communication Wholesale, retail trade and restaurants Finance and insurance Services Constant term Number of observations F-value adj. 0015 Notes: t-values are in parentheses.

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