Sep. 25, 2023


殷 婷 (一橋大学経済研究所/経済産業研究所), 川田恵介 (東京大学社会科学研究所)

Wage Differentials between For-Profit and Non-Profit Firms: A Case Study of the Nursing Care Industry in Japan

Ting Yin (Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University, Japan/Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan), Keisuke Kawata (Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, Japan)



 This study compares the impacts of operator type–non-profit and for-profit–on worker wages. Focusing on the Japanese home care labor market, we compare wage distributions according to whether the operator is a for-profit or non-profit. In addition to the average wage gap, on which previous studies have focused, this study also estimates the distribution of the wage gap, conditional on workers' background attributes. The results show that the wage gap between for-profit and non-profit firms differs significantly depending on the background attributes of workers.

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Vol. 74, No. 1 & No. 2, 2023
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JEL Classification Codes: J31, J44, J45