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Education and Marriage Decisions of Japanese Women and the Role of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act

Linda Edwards; Takuya Hasebe; Tadashi Sakai

Title:
Education and Marriage Decisions of Japanese Women and the Role of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act
Author(s):
Edwards, Linda
Hasebe, Takuya
Sakai, Tadashi
Date:
Type:
Reports
Department(s):
Center on Japanese Economy and Business
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Series:
Center on Japanese Economy and Business Working Papers
Part Number:
346
Geographic Area:
Japan
Publisher:
Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
Prompted by concordant upward trends in both the university advancement rate and the unmarried rate for Japanese women, this paper investigates whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Act (EEOA), which was passed in 1985, affected women’s marriage decisions either directly or via their decisions to pursue university education. To this end, we estimate a model that treats education and marriage decisions as jointly determined using longitudinal data for Japanese women. We find strong support for the proposition that the passage of the EEOA increased the deterrent effect of university education on marriage, but only inconclusive evidence that the Act increased the proportion of women with a university education.
Subject(s):
Single women
Women--Education (Higher)
Discrimination in employment
Marriage
Women's studies
Economics
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Suggested Citation:
Linda Edwards, Takuya Hasebe, Tadashi Sakai, , Education and Marriage Decisions of Japanese Women and the Role of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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