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The guideline system of the Japanese minimum wage law and the regional economy ― Does it have a statistical validity? ―


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Title: The guideline system of the Japanese minimum wage law and the regional economy ― Does it have a statistical validity? ―
Authors: Fukaura, Atsuyuki
Authors (alternative): 深浦, 厚之
Issue Date: Oct-2013
Publisher: 九州地区国立大学間の連携に係る企画委員会リポジトリ部会
Citation: 九州地区国立大学教育系・文系研究論文集, 1(1), No.11; 2013
Abstract: The Japanese minimum wage system adopts the guidelines system. Under this system all prefectures are classified into several groups, with considering the regional social and economic conditions. A standard of the rise of minimum wage width is also shown for each group, and the minimum wage of the prefecture is determined by referring the standard. Therefore, in which group each prefecture is ranked has an important economic and political implication, because it determines the regional minimum wage indirectly. In this paper, by adapting the more analytical and statistical technique than the method the current guideline depends on, we examine the validity of the current ranking system. It was shown that, under the guideline system, some prefectures are ranked more higher or lower than the real economic condition suggests. Furthermore, its influence on regional economy depends strongly on a skewness of the wage-income distribution.
Description: この論文は「経営と経済」(第92巻4号2013年p1-28)に掲載された論文を査読により加筆修正し、「九州地区国立大学教育系・文系研究論文集」Vol.1, No.1(2013/10)に採択されたものである。
Keywords: minimum wage / guideline system / wage income distribution / 最低賃金 / 目安システム / 賃金分布
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/33963
ISSN: 18828728
Relational Links: http://id.nii.ac.jp/1066/00000180/
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/33963

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