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Fringe Benefit Provision for Female Part-Time Workers in Japan

Yukiko Abe

in Labor Markets and Firm Benefit Policies in Japan and the United States

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780226620947
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226620954 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226620954.003.0013
Fringe Benefit Provision for Female Part-Time Workers in Japan

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This chapter uses microdata on part-time workers to examine enrollment patterns of female part-time workers. It considers enrollment in employment insurance, public pensions, and employer-provided health insurance. The analysis suggests that 86 percent of married female part-time workers who work sufficiently long hours and earn more than 1.3 million yen per year participate in the three social insurance programs. On the other hand, 83 percent of married female part-time workers with short working hours and low earnings (less than 0.9 million yen per year) do not participate. Of the 64 percent of married female part-time workers who fall between these two groups—working twenty to thirty hours per week, earning 0.9–1.3 million yen or both—43 percent participated in employer-provided plans in 1995.

Keywords: female workers; part-time employees; employment insurance; public pensions; health insurance

Chapter.  13454 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business and Management

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