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Labour Market and Economic Performance : Europe, Japan and the USA - Toshiaki Tachibanaki

Labour Market and Economic Performance

Europe, Japan and the USA

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Published: 27th September 1994
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The book examines the effect of labour markets on economic performance in an international perspective; Europe, Japan and the US. Labour markets are an important determinant of the performance of both national economies and individual firms, as well as employment rewards such as wages and satisfaction levels. Many countries in Europe suffer from a high level of unemployment. The US economy suffers from low real income growth and widening wage dispersions. The level of worker satisfaction in Japan is relatively low despite her relatively better economic performance. The purpose of this book is to investigate these issues, and to provide readers with explanations of these phenomena and the differences in the performance of labour markets in Europe, Japan and the US. The book includes both theoretical and empirical studies of various countries undertaken by leading labour and macro economists, and presents several policy suggestions.

Editor's Introduction; T.Tachibanaki - PART 1: WAGES - Wage Behaviour and Labour Market Programs in Sweden: Evidence from Micro Data; P-A.Edin, B.Holmlund & T.Ostros - Wage Differentials by Industry and the Size of Firm, and Labour Market in Japan; T.Tachibanaki & S.Ohta - Wage Inequality and Regional Labour Market Performance in the United States; R.H.Topel - PART 2: WORK AND INCENTIVE - The Growth of the Firm and Promotions in the Japanese Seniority System; I.Ohashi & H.Matsushige - Effects of Job Training and Productivity Growth on Retention of Male and Female Workers in Japan; Y.Higuchi - Inter-Industry and Firm Size Differences in Job Satisfaction among Japanese Workers; T.Ishikawa - Pay and Performance; C.Brown - PART 3: EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT - Unemployment in the OECD Countries; R.Layard & S.Nickell - Organizational Form, Growth and Stability; J.S.Leonard - 'Main' Bank System, Implicit Contracts and Trust in the Deferred Payment Arrangments; H.Osano & T.Serita - PART 4: UNIONS - The Determinants of Labour Disputes in Japan: A Comparison with the US; F.Ohtake & J.S.Tracy

ISBN: 9780333599051
ISBN-10: 0333599055
Series: Studies on the Modern Japanese Economy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 27th September 1994
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 10