Accession Number : ADA113332

Title :   Wage Determination in Japanese Manufacturing: A Review of Recent Literature,


Personal Author(s) : Tan,Hong W

PDF Url : ADA113332

Report Date : Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : This paper surveys the Japanese literature on wage determination highlighting the debate between institutional and human capital explanations of interfirm wage differentials. Both approaches predict (and find) that years of tenure in the current firm are more highly rewarded than outside experience, but do not explain adequately the systematic differences in this valuation of experience across industry, firm size and occupation. An alternative hypothesis linking technical change to skills and wage differentials is reviewed and shown to be supported empirically. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Salaries, *Jobs, *Personnel management, *Industries, Industrial personnel, Industrial relations, Employee relations, Skills, Productivity, Benefits, Personnel development, Economic analysis, Japan

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE