An Empirical Study of the Wage-Tenure Profile in Japanese Manufacturing

Yasushi Ohkusa, Souichi Ohta

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Recently, several studies have clarified that the low separation rate in Japan can be explained by the Japanese steep wage-tenure profile. This paper is an attempt to present the factors responsible for this steep wage-tenure profile. First, we estimate the wage-tenure profile in the manufacturing sector using data from 1961 to 1988. Using our estimated result, we find a positive relationship between the growth factor and the wage-tenure profile. We also find that the wage-tenure profile becomes flatter during a boom. Of the two, the growth factor is quantitatively more important than the cyclical factor. The robustness of the results is also confirmed. J. Japan, Int. Econ., June 1994, 8(2), pp. 173-203. Department of Economics, Ritsumeikan University, 56-1, Kitamachi Tohjiin Kita-ku, Kyoto 603, Japan; and Graduate School, Kyoto University, Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606, Japan, and LSE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-203
Number of pages31
JournalJournal of the Japanese and International Economies
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jun
Externally publishedYes

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An Empirical Study of the Wage-Tenure Profile in Japanese Manufacturing. / Ohkusa, Yasushi; Ohta, Souichi.

In: Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Vol. 8, No. 2, 06.1994, p. 173-203.

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