Department   Hiroshima shudo University  The Faculty of Economic Sciences
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2021
Type Articles
Peer Review With peer review
Title Multinomial employment dynamics with state dependence and heterogeneity: Evidence from Japan
Contribution Type Co-Authored Publication
Journal Economic Modelling
Journal TypeAnother Country
Volume, Issue, Pages 101
Author and coauthor Nizamul Islam
Details In this study, we investigate whether state dependence exists in married women's choice of regular and non-regular work in Japan taking into account the unobserved heterogeneity as completely as possible. The empirical results suggest that significant, positive state dependence exists in the choice of regular and non-regular work and transitions between them. According to the simulation using the estimates, two important findings emerge; (1) the marginal transition probability to regular work dominates that of non-regular work and non-participation, irrespective of the initial participation state, and (2) if the first job is non-regular, a strong preference for working encourages a move to regular work.