publication . Article . 2009

Surveys on Work-life balance and productivity (in Japanese)

Ryo Yamada; Miyuki Yoshida;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009 Journal: Economic Analysis, volume 182, issue July, pages 131-155
Abstract
In recent years, developed countries are increasing their focus on policies that improve the balance between work and life. Japan established a "work-life balance" charter at the end of 2007; the Japanese government, workers, and employers have agreed to collaborate in the belief that creating a society that balances work and life for all generations is desirable. Behind the trend is the fact that long working hours are a big reason for Japan's falling birthrate, which has threatened the sustainability of economic society. The government will actively pursue a better work-life balance while avoiding any interruption in the growth of companies. This paper investi...
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