Compatibility of Jobs and Marriage and Nursery Schools: Evidence from the 2010 Population Census

Author Name UNAYAMA Takashi  (Faculty Fellow, RIETI)
Creation Date/NO. May 2013 13-J-039
Research Project Issues Faced by Japan's Economy and Economic Policy Part II: Population decrease, sustained growth, economic welfare
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This paper extends the analysis of Unayama (2010; 2011), which identifies the evolution of the compatibility of jobs and marriage/child birth using repeated cross-sectional data from the population census from 1980 to 2005, adding the latest data from the 2010 Population Census. Using the same methodology, this paper finds that the compatibility of jobs and marriage/child birth has greatly improved since 2005, while there was almost no change between 1980 and 2005. The availability of nursery schools, which is identified as the main determinant of the compatibility, has also improved.