Researcher Database

Yukiko Abe
Faculty of Economics and Business Division of Modern Economics and Management Economic Policy
Professor

Researcher Profile and Settings

Affiliation

  • Faculty of Economics and Business Division of Modern Economics and Management Economic Policy

Job Title

  • Professor

J-Global ID

Research Interests

  • 労働経済学   Social Secirity   Labor Economics   

Association Memberships

  • 日本経済学会   American Economic Association   Western Economic Association International   American Economic Association   Japanese Economic Association   

Research Activities

Published Papers

  • Naomi Kodama, Beata S. Javorcik, Yukiko Abe
    World Economy 41 (5) 1148 - 1165 1467-9701 2018/05/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper examines the effect of foreign ownership on gender-related employment outcomes and work practices in Japan. The data indicate that the proportion of females among workers, managers, directors and board members is higher in foreign affiliates than in domestic firms of comparable size operating in the same industry. Foreign affiliates are also more likely to offer flexible working arrangements, telecommuting and childcare subsidies as well as employ foreign workers. These effects are visible almost exclusively in older affiliates. The analysis of foreign acquisitions combining propensity score matching with a difference in differences suggests that increase in the female labour share takes place a few years after the ownership change. All these patterns are in line with the view that it takes time to transplant corporate culture to an overseas affiliate.
  • Effects of demographic compositional changes on the convergence of female participation rates
    ABE Yukiko
    Journal of the Japanese and International Economies 48 97 - 104 2018 [Refereed][Not invited]
  • Mizuki Kawabata, Yukiko Abe
    Regional Science and Urban Economics 68 291 - 303 1879-2308 2018/01/01 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    We explore intra-metropolitan spatial patterns of female labor force participation, and examine how they relate to commute times in Tokyo. The spatial patterns differ markedly by marital status and the presence of children. For married mothers, the spatial clusters of low participation and regular employment rates are largely located in the inner suburbs, many of which overlap with the spatial clusters of long male commute times. The spatial regression results indicate that for married mothers, a longer commute time is significantly associated with lower participation and regular employment rates, while for unmarried and childless married women, these associations are mostly nonsignificant. Among married mothers, the magnitude of the negative associations is greater for college graduates than for those with a high school education or less, suggesting that highly educated mothers are especially sensitive to commute times. We argue that the spatial transportation constraint intensifies the household division of labor, resulting in unique patterns for married mothers.
  • 女性就業の地域差と通勤費用・住宅市場について
    安部 由起子
    住宅土地経済 97 20 - 26 2015 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Yukiko Abe
    Japan and the World Economy 28 112 - 124 0922-1425 2013/12 [Refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study uses cross-sectional data to investigate regional differences in women's participation in the labor market. Women's participation is high in the northern coastal region of Japan. This high rate of participation is caused by the fact that married women with children participate as regular full-time employees. Supply and demand factors explain part of the differences, but regional effects remain even after controlling for them. I attribute the high participation in the northern coastal region to long-standing norms regarding women's work. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.
  • Yukiko Abe
    JOURNAL OF THE JAPANESE AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIES 26 (1) 23 - 43 0889-1583 2012/03 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Abe, Yukiko-A cohort analysis of male labor supply in Japan This study uses repeated cross-sectional data from 1982 to 2007 to understand labor force behavior of men in Japan, focusing on the increase in non-regular employment. I find that regular employment fell significantly for recent cohorts of less-educated men. Regular employment of single men and less-educated married men responded more to the business cycle than did regular employment of highly educated married men. Cohorts who finished their schooling in the late 1990s and early 2000s experienced a severe decline in regular employment at young ages, although this phenomenon was mainly observed among single men and not among married men. J. Japanese Int. Economies 26 (1) (2012) 23-43. Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration, Hokkaido University, Japan. 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Yukiko Abe
    JOURNAL OF HOUSING ECONOMICS 20 (1) 49 - 63 1051-1377 2011/03 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this paper, I build a model of family labor supply and residential choices that explicitly incorporates the full-time or part-time work decisions of married women. The model can explain why women's participation patterns in full-time and part-time work vary significantly in areas that are geographically close but differ in real estate prices. The model suggests that high commuting costs could be one of the main obstacles for women's full-time employment in places like the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Yukiko Abe
    JOURNAL OF THE JAPANESE AND INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIES 25 (1) 39 - 55 0889-1583 2011/03 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This study uses repeated cross-sectional data to investigate the impact of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEOL) for men and women enacted in 1986 on labor force behavior of women. I find that regular employment among women, examined separately by education and marital status, did not increase after the enactment of the EEOL. Cohorts of women who graduated from university after the EEOL married later or were less likely to marry than previous cohorts. J. Japanese Int. Economies 25 (1)(2011) 39-55. Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration, Hokkaido University, Japan. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Minimum wages and employment in Japan
    Japan Labor Review 8 (2) 42 - 54 2011 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 女性の就業と家計の居住地選択―男女雇用機会均等法の影響を中心に―
    経済研究 62 (4) 318 - 330 2011 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 男女雇用機会均等法の長期的効果
    日本労働研究雑誌 615 12 - 24 2011 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Yukiko Abe
    Journal of Asian Economics 21 (2) 142 - 155 1049-0078 2010/04 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this article, I perform a cohort-based analysis of the female-to-male wage gap using aggregate data in Japan from 1975 to 2005. While the inter-cohort closing in the gender wage gap is apparent, the convergence is smaller when the gap is calculated for each level of education. This pattern suggests that a certain portion of the gender wage convergence is due to changes in the educational composition of the workforce. I find that educational composition changes played a larger role in closing the pay gap for younger cohorts than it did for older cohorts. Highly educated women who entered the labor market after the enactment of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law gained in that they had more regular full-time employment but did not experience wage gains relative to their male counterparts. © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Yukiko Abe, Keiko Tamada
    JAPAN AND THE WORLD ECONOMY 22 (2) 69 - 79 0922-1425 2010/03 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    We investigate regional patterns in employment of less-educated men in Japan from 1990 to 2007. The employment population ratio of junior high school graduate men (9 years of compulsory schooling) decreased from 1990 to 2007. Wage growth across regions had a unique pattern during this period: it was high in the low-wage regions in the 1990s but high in the high-wage regions in the 2000s. We use these regional variations in wage growth to identify the labor supply elasticity of less-educated men. The estimated elasticity of the employment-to-population ratio of junior high school graduate men is around 0.15. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Yukiko Abe
    CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC POLICY 27 (2) 147 - 163 1074-3529 2009/04 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    In this paper I examine the effects of a means-tested transfer system in Japan ("1.03 million yen ceiling") in a dynamic labor supply model with endogenous retirement. In Japan, married women have reason to limit their annual earnings to no more than 1.03 million yen in order to receive a number of benefits available to low-income wives, and in fact often choose to do so. In a dynamic model, the optimal labor supply schedule follows a pattern that is not seen in a static framework, which I call the "spillover effect." The paper also examines the properties of dynamic welfare cost of this ceiling. (JEL J22, H24, H55).
  • The 1.03 million yen ceiling and earnings inequality among married women in Japan
    Economics Bulletin 29 (2) 1521 - 1530 2009 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 加入資格のあるパートタイム労働者の厚生年金・雇用保険への未加入に関する考察
    季刊社会保障研究 45 (3) 305 - 317 2009 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 女性就業の地域差に関する考察-集計データを用いた正規雇用就業率の分析
    季刊・家計経済研究 80 64 - 74 2008 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Yukiko Abe
    JAPAN AND THE WORLD ECONOMY 19 (4) 461 - 482 0922-1425 2007/12 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    This paper examines whether financial incentives imposed on health insurers are effective or not in containing the health care expenditures of seniors. Under the Japanese health care system, the degree of financial incentives to restrain the health care expenditures of seniors varied significantly among almost 5300 insurers. The extent to which the strength of financial incentives is related to the actual health care expenditures is analyzed. The results indicate that financial incentives do not appear to restrain expenditures significantly. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • 最低賃金・生活保護額の地域差に関する考察
    日本労働研究雑誌 (563) 31 - 47 2007 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • The role of married women's labor supply on family earnings distribution in Japan
    Journal of Income Distribution 110 - 127 2007 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 正規-パート賃金格差と地域別最低賃金の役割-1990 年~2001 年
    日本労働研究雑誌 77 - 92 2007 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 夫婦の学歴と妻の就業-家計所得への影響
    日本の所得分配 格差拡大と政策の役割 211 - 235 2006 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 妻の所得が世帯所得に及ぼす影響
    日本の所得分配 格差拡大と政策の役割 185 - 209 2006 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Abe, Y. "Fringe Benefit Provision for Female Part-time Workers in Japan," in Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States, Edited by Seiritsu Ogura, Toshiaki Tachibanaki, and David Wise, The University of Chicago Press, pp.3・・・
    2003 [Not refereed][Not invited]
     
    Abe, Y. "Fringe Benefit Provision for Female Part-time Workers in Japan," in Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States, Edited by Seiritsu Ogura, Toshiaki Tachibanaki, and David Wise, The University of Chicago Press, pp.339-370,
  • Abe, Y. "Universities and the entry-level job market: evidence from Japanese panel data," Labour Economics,9, 699-715*
    2002 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Abe, Y."Employees’Pension Benefits and the Labor Supply of Older Japanese Workers, 1980s-1990s," Aging Issues in the United States and Japan , Edited by Seiritsu Ogura, Toshiaki Tachibanaki, and David Wise, The University of Chicago Press, pp.273-305
    2001 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Abe, Y. "A Comparison of wage structures in the United States and Japan: Results from Cell Mean Regressions," Japanese Economic Review Vol.51 No.2 252-267*
    2000 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Abe, Y. "Chief Executive Turnover and Firm Performance in Japan," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies 11, pp.2-26*
    1997 [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Abe, Y."Specific Capital, Adverse Selection and Turnover: A Comparison of the United States and Japan," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies 8, pp.272-292*
    1994 [Not refereed][Not invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

  • Regioal clustering of single mother households and its trend  [Not invited]
    安部 由起子, 河端 瑞貴, 柴辻 優樹
    CSIS DAYS 2018  2018/11
  • 母子世帯のレジデンシャル・セグリゲーション  [Not invited]
    安部 由起子, 河端 瑞貴, 柴辻 優樹
    第27回地理情報システム学会研究発表大会  2018/10
  • The Equal Employment Legislations and Careers of College Graduate Women in Japan  [Not invited]
    ABE Yukiko
    Third Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network  2018/09
  • Convergence of female participation rates in Japan: Urbanization and Gender Norm  [Not invited]
    ABE Yukiko
    XVIII World Economic History Congress  2018/08
  • On the convergence in female participation rates  [Not invited]
    ABE Yukiko
    IAAE 2017  2017/06
  • On the convergence in female participation rates  [Not invited]
    ABE Yukiko
    Society of Labor Economists 2017  2017/05
  • On the convergence in female participation rates  [Not invited]
    ABE Yukiko
    2017 annual meeting of the Midwest Economics Association  2017/04
  • Transplanting Corporate Culture across International Borders: FDI and Female Employment in Japan  [Not invited]
    ABE Yukiko (Co-authors, Naomi Kodama, Beata Javorcik
    IAAE 2016  2016/06

MISC

  • 妻の学歴・就業と出産行動
    ワーク・ライフ・バランスと家族形成  105  -122  2011  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 税・社会保障制度と労働供給
    労働供給の経済学  146  -168  2011  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Long-term impacts of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law in Japan
    615-  12  -24  2011  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • An Empirical Analysis of Non-participation in Social Insurance Programs by Part-time Employees
    The Quarterly of Social Security Research  45-  (3)  305  -317  2009  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • 賃金
    雇用社会の法と経済  32  -50  2008  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • On the Reginoal Differences in Minimum Wages and Welfare Benefits in Japan
    The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies  (563)  31  -47  2007  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • The Part-time/Full-time Wage Gap and the Role of the Regional Minimum Wage in Japan: 1990-2001
    77  -92  2007  [Not refereed][Not invited]
  • Abe, Y. and F. Ohtake, "The Effects of Income Tax and Social Security on the Part-time Labor Supply in Japan," Review of Social Policy No. 6 pp. 45-64
    1997  [Not refereed][Not invited]

Research Grants & Projects

  • 女性の労働供給、パート賃金と最低賃金、パート労働者の社会保険加入、老人医療費
  • female labor supply, minimum wage, social insurance participation by part-time workers, health care expenditure of the elderly

Educational Activities

Teaching Experience

  • 論文
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学院
  • Special Study of Labor Economics A
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学院
  • 現代経済経営演習Ⅰ
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学院
  • Special Study of Labor Economics B
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学院
  • 現代経済経営演習Ⅱ
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 修士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学院
  • Labor Economics
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
    キーワード : 労働 賃金 格差
  • 現代経済経営演習
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 博士後期課程
    開講学部 : 経済学研究科
  • Seminar I
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
    キーワード : 労働 時事問題 英語
  • 現代経済経営演習
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 博士後期課程
    開講学部 : 経済学院
  • Seminar II
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
    キーワード : 労働 時事問題 英語
  • 卒業論文
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • Seminar III
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
    キーワード : 労働 時事問題 英語
  • 演習Ⅱ(2単位)
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • Seminar IV
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
    キーワード : 労働 時事問題 英語
  • 演習Ⅳ(2単位)
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • Seminar V
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
    キーワード : 労働 時事問題 英語
  • 演習Ⅵ(2単位)
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • Seminar VI
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
    キーワード : 労働 時事問題 英語
  • 演習Ⅷ(2単位)
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
  • Seminar VII
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
    キーワード : 労働 時事問題 英語
  • Seminar VIII
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 経済学部
    キーワード : 労働 時事問題 英語
  • Modern Japanese Political Economy ID
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 現代日本学プログラム課程
    キーワード : 労働 賃金 格差
  • People and Culture
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 全学教育
    キーワード : 労働経済学、産業連関、経済思想、会計
  • Arts and Science Courses in English 2
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 国際本部
    キーワード : industry groups, industrial policy,business strategy, business system, Competitive advantage, resource-based view of the firm(RBVF), economic ethics, Economics of City
  • English Seminar
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 学士課程
    開講学部 : 全学教育
    キーワード : industry groups, industrial policy,business strategy, business system, Competitive advantage, resource-based view of the firm(RBVF), economic ethics, Economics of City
  • Labor Economics
    開講年度 : 2020
    課程区分 : 専門職大学院
    開講学部 : 公共政策学教育部

Campus Position History

  • 2018年4月1日 
    2020年3月31日 
    教育研究評議会評議員
  • 2020年4月1日 
    2022年3月31日 
    教育研究評議会評議員
  • 2018年4月1日 
    2020年3月31日 
    大学院経済学研究院副研究院長
  • 2020年4月1日 
    2022年3月31日 
    大学院経済学研究院副研究院長

Position History

  • 2018年4月1日 
    2020年3月31日 
    教育研究評議会評議員
  • 2020年4月1日 
    2022年3月31日 
    教育研究評議会評議員
  • 2018年4月1日 
    2020年3月31日 
    大学院経済学研究院副研究院長
  • 2020年4月1日 
    2022年3月31日 
    大学院経済学研究院副研究院長


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