Considering growing social concern about the desirable labor market design in a super-aged society, it is important to explore the behavior of firms and workers and their interaction when examining firms' competitive power and workers' work-life balance in Japan. This project constructs matched employer-employee panel data, which collect numerous information such as employment, wage, work hours, human resource management, and work-life balance. Using the matched panel data, this project carries out empirical research to examine various issues in the Japanese labor market including work-life balance and labor market mobility.
April 1, 2014 - September 30, 2016
Major Research Results
RIETI Discussion Papers
"Why Do People Overwork at the Risk of Impairing Mental Health?" (KURODA Sachiko and YAMAMOTO Isamu)
"Workers' Mental Health, Long Work Hours, and Workplace Management: Evidence from workers' longitudinal data in Japan" (KURODA Sachiko and YAMAMOTO Isamu)
"Does Mental Health Matter for Firm Performance? Evidence from longitudinal Japanese firm data" (KURODA Sachiko and YAMAMOTO Isamu)
"How Does Promotion to a Managerial Position Affect Mental Health?" (SATO Kazuma)