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A five-day work week system and labor productivity/efficiency


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Title: A five-day work week system and labor productivity/efficiency
Authors: Fukaura, Atsuyuki
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: 長崎大学経済学部 / Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University
Citation: 長崎大学経済学部ディスカッション・ペーパー・シリーズ, No.2012-06; 2012
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to clarify whether there is a relationship between the labor productivity and the spread of five-day work week system in Japan by applying Data Envelope Analysis (DEA). Thus this paper gives another research field where we can use DEA to analyze the policy evaluation of local authorities. Our main findings are twofold: the five day system is more popular in the region where the economic activity is highly active and in such area the efficiency measured by DEA is also high, which means there is a negative correlation between the labor productivity and the number of annual working days.
Keywords: Data Envelope Analysis / five-day work week system / labor productivity / regional gap
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/29299
Type: Technical Report
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Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/29299

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