Economic Analysis of Working Hours: Prospects for a working style in a super-aging society

Author(s)/Editor(s) Written by YAMAMOTO Isamu, KURODA Sachiko
Publisher Nikkei Publishing Inc.
ISBN 978-4-532-13451-8
Publication Date April 2014

Table of Contents

Introduction   Purpose and Outline

Part I   The Japanese Working Style
Chapter 1   Changes in Working Hours
Chapter 2   Overtime Regulations and the Working Style of Regular Workers
Chapter 3   Long Working Hours and Issues of Non-regular Workers
Chapter 4   Are the Japanese Overworked?

Part II   Decision Mechanisms of Working Hours
Chapter 5   Do the Japanese Like Working?
Chapter 6   Do Peers Affect the Determination of Work Hours?
Chapter 7   Are Long Working Hours Necessary for Japanese Firms?

Part III   Direction of a Desirable Working Style for the Japanese
Chapter 8   Do Work-Life Balance Policies Increase a Firm's Total Factor Productivity?
Chapter 9   Are There Wage Premiums for Firms' Work-Life Balance Practice?
Chapter 10   Workers' Mental Health, Working Style, and Firm Performance

* This publication is in Japanese. An English translation is not available.