Hitotsubashi University, Japan
IZA World of Labor role
Assistant Professor of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Labor and health economics
PhD Economics, University of Western Ontario, 2016
“Ageing and the skill portfolio: Evidence from job-based skill measures.” Journal of the Economics of Ageing 7 (2016): 89–103 (with A. Bowlus and C. Robinson).
Despite a plummeting working-age population, Japan has sustained its labor force size, thanks mostly to surging employment among womenAs the third largest economy in the world and a precursor of global trends in population aging, Japan’s recent experiences provide important lessons regarding how demographic shifts affect the labor market and individuals’ economic well-being. On the whole, the labor market has shown a remarkable stability during the recent financial crisis, despite decades of economic stagnation and sluggish real wage growth. Rapid population aging, however, has brought substantial changes to individuals in the labor market, most notably among women, by augmenting labor demand in the healthcare services industry.MoreLess