On the demand for female workers in Japan: The role of ICT and offshoring

Kozo Kiyota, Sawako Maruyama

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Abstract

This paper examines the determinants of the demand for female workers, focusing on the role of information and communication technology (ICT) and offshoring. Estimating a system of variable factor demands for manufacturing industries between 1980 and 2011, we find that, whereas the ICT capital stock has significantly positive effects on the demand for low-, middle-high-, and high-skilled female workers, it has significantly negative effects on the demand for middle-low-skilled female workers. In contrast, offshoring has insignificant effects on the demand for female workers, which suggests that offshoring is at least neutral on the demand for female workers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-46
Number of pages22
JournalAsian Economic Papers
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations

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