Research Programs: Policy Assessment

Evaluation of the Effects of Institutional and Environmental Factors on Family Formation, Parental Labor Market Performance and Children's Academic Performance

Project Leader/Sub-Leader


KONDO Ayako (Faculty Fellow)



As a consequence of decades-long low fertility, the Japanese economy is facing a shrinking working-age population. Hence it is essential to utilize the prime-age labor force, including married women, to its maximum potential, while preventing a further reduction in fertility by implementing institutional support to improve work-life balance. Although this broad view is widely shared, when it comes to individual policy making, often we lack solid evidence to evaluate and compare policies. This project aims to provide useful evidence on family formation and labor market outcomes of prime-aged men and women in Japan, as well as children’s human capital development, as a basis for policy making.

June 1, 2022 - May 31, 2025

(During the research project period, the research activity period is set from June 1, 2022 to November 30, 2024, and the data usage reporting period is set from December 1, 2024 to May 31, 2025.)

Major Research Results


RIETI Discussion Papers