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Title:
ARE NURSE WAGES TRULY HIGH IN JAPAN?

Authors:
TSUBOI Shusuke, TAKESHITA Ryo


Volume - 2 Issue - 7, Pages - 3843-3857

Abstract:
Currently, Japan is facing a rapid increase in its aging population and must take measures to address the issue. Because of the aging population, the demand for medical services is increasing. In order to respond to this increasing demand, an increase in the number of nurses seems to be essential. Generally, when the demand for nurses exceeds the supply of nurses, the wages offered to nurses must increase. In this paper, we firstly investigate whether the income of professionals and engineers, including include nurses, is higher than that of other occupations. Secondly, we analyze whether a nurse's income ranks high among those of professional workers and engineers in Japan. In the estimation results using an ordered probit model, we found that professional workers and engineers receive a high yearly income compared to other workers, but we cannot reject the hypothesis that there is no income difference between nurses and other professional workers and engineers.

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[Shusuke, TSUBOI, and TAKESHITA Ryo. "ARE NURSE WAGES TRULY HIGH IN JAPAN?" International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research 2.7 (2017): 3843-857.]

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