Data for: Japan's Dual Labor Market and its Macroeconomic Characteristics

Published: 5 February 2024| Version 4 | DOI: 10.17632/pyz7j78bg6.4
Hirokazu Mizobata


The Excel file "working_hours_2002Q1_2022Q4.xlsx" examines the compositional effects of standard and non-standard employment on the average hours per worker over the business cycles. The Excel file "transition_probabilities.xlsx" contains transition probabilities between any two states of the following working conditions for the aggregate sample and sub-samples grouped by gender and age: standard employment, non-standard employment, self-employed and others, unemployment, and not being in the labor force. These transition probabilities are calculated using monthly data from the Japanese Labour Force Survey ( from February 2013 to December 2022 and adjusted for margin-error bias and seasonality. The CSV file "transition_probabilities_aggregate.csv" contains the transition probabilities for the aggregate, and the m-file "decompose_variance_aggregate.m" uses this CSV file to decompose the changes in each labor market indicator into the contribution of each labor flow.



Gakko Hojin Kansai Daigaku


Macroeconomics, Labor Economics


Japan Society for the Promotion of Science