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Kunio Urakawa Last modified date:2019.05.07

Associate Professor / Fields in Economic Analysis and Policy
Department of Economic Engineering
Faculty of Economics


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Academic Degree
Ph.D in Economics (Kyoto University)
Field of Specialization
Applied Economics, Welfare Policy
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
00years06months
Outline Activities
1. Empirical Analysis of Tax and Social Security Policies on Dynamics of Population, Income Redistribution and Poverty
2. Study on Socioeconomic and Regional Facotrs nalysis of Subjective Well-being
3. Research on Value Judgement for Income Redistribution
Research
Research Interests
  • Economics of Redistribution and Poverty
    keyword : Tax and Social Security Policy, Health Economics, Inequality, Poverty, Subjective Well-being
    2012.01~2020.03.
Academic Activities
Books
1. Toshiaki Tachibanaki and Kunio Urakawa, A Study on Poverty in Japan, University of Tokyo Press, 2006.
2. Toshiaki Tachibanaki and Kunio Urakawa, A Study on Regional Disparity in Japan, Nippon Hyoronsya, 2012. .
Reports
1. [Book Review] Sawako Shirahase, Thinking about Inequality in Japan: Comparative Study of Aging Societies, University of Tokyo Press..
2. [Book Review] Stephen.P. Jenkins and John Micklewright ed., Inequality and Poverty Re-examined.
Papers
1. Kunio Urakawa, Kayoko Ishii "Working poor and time poverty: New insights on poverty problems of workers," Journal of Poverty (Hinkon-Kenkyu), 21, 12-25, 2018.12. [in Japanese].
2. Urakawa, K., Page, C. , “The case of foreign-born laborers in Japan: Social capital, health, and well-being,” , Keizaigaku=Kenkyu, 85, 1, 105-120, 2018.05.
3. Tomoya Tokudomi and Kunio Urakawa, "Poverty variation in Japan during the 2000s: Decomposition analysis of poverty measure changes," Journal of Social Security Research (Shakai Hosho-Kenkyu), 2(4), 551-565, 2018.03. [in Japanese].
4. Kunio Urakawa, "Does disparity truly affect subjective well-being?" Japanese Journal of Labour Research (Nihon-Rodo-Kenkyu-Zasshi), 690, 31-43, 2018.01. [in Japanese].
5. Kunio Urakawa, "Lifetimes of poverty: Geographical household factors," Journal of Poverty (Hinkon-Kenkyu), 16, 35-44, 2014.11. [in Japanese].
6. Takashi Oshio, Kunio Urakawa, "Economic theories of poverty measurement: The current and future issues," The Econonmic Review (Keizai-Kenkyu), 67(3), 261-284, 2016.07. [in Japanese] .
7. Kunio Urakawa, Takashi Saito, "The choice modeling approach to evaluation of public health insurance system in Japan", Keizaigaku=Kenkyu, 83, 1, 63-87, 2016.06.
8. Kunio Urakawa, "Research on senses of disparity and poverty: Trends and political implications," Journal of Poverty (Hinkon-Kenkyu), 14, 4-16, 2015.07. [in Japanese].
9. Tadashi Yagi, Kunio Urakawa and Katsuhiko Yonezaki, "Happiness and employment status", Advances in Happiness Research: A Comparative Perspective (Creative Economy), Toshiaki Tachibanaki (ed.), Springer, 139-162, 2016.02.
10. Kunio Urakawa, "Setting the poverty line and measuring poverty," Journal of Poverty (Hinkon-Kenkyu), 13, 4-16, 2014.11. [in Japanese].
11. Takashi Oshio, Kunio Urakawa, "The Association Between Perceived Income Inequality and Subjective Well-being: Evidence from a Social Survey in Japan", Social Indicators Research, 10.1007/s11205-013-0323-x, Vol.116, No.3, 755-770, 2014.05.
12. Oshio Takashi and Kunio Urakawa, "Neighbourhood satisfaction, self-rated health, and psychological attributes: A multilevel analysis in Japan", Journal of Environmental Psychology, 32, 410-417, 2012.10.
13. Kunio Urakawa, "The welfare impact of marginal consumption tax reforms on young households in Japan", Journal of Political Economy (Keizaigaku-Kenkyu), 78, 5・6, 89-106, 2012.03.
14. Takashi Oshio, Kunio Urakawa, "Relative income and subjective well-being in Japan: Perceived happiness, self-rated health and trust", The Econonmic Review (Keizai-Kenkyu), 63(1), 42-55, 2012.01. [in Japanese] .
15. Kunio Urakawa, "Current Status of Happiness Research: Prescription for Uncertainty about the Future," Japanese Journal of Labour Studies (Nihon-Rodo-Kenkyu-Zasshi), 612, 4-15, 2011.06. [in Japanese]

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16. Kunio Urakawa, "Widening disparity on income and education", Quarterly of personal finance (Kikan-Kojin-Kinnyu), 5, 1, 11-21, 2010.03. [in Japanese].
17. Kunio Urakawa and Takashi Oshio, "Comparing marginal commodity tax reforms in Japan and Korea", Journal of Asian Economics, 21, 2, 579-592, 2010.07.
18. Takashi Oshio and Kunio Urakawa (2008) "The Trend of Poverty and Redistribution Policies in the First Half of the 2000s," The Quarterly of Social Security Research (Kikan Shakai Hosho Kenkyu), Vol.44, No.3, pp.278-290..
19. Toshiaki Tachibanaki, Kunio Urakawa, "Trends in Poverty among Low-income Workers in Japan since the Nineties", Japan Labor Review, 5, (4), 21-48, 2008.11.
20. Kunio Urakawa (2007), "Political Economy of Basic Income Theory," Journal of Economics & Business Administration, Vol.196, No.6, pp.98-113. (in Japanese) .
21. Kunio Urakawa and Tsukasa Matsuura (2007), "The Effect of Economic Disparity and Class Mobility on Life Satisfaction," Journal of Personal Finance and Economics, Vol.26, pp.13-30. (in Japanese).
22. Kunio Urakawa and Tsukasa Matsuura(2007), "The Effect of Relative Differences on Life Satisfaction -Analysis of a Panel Survey of Consumers," Japanese Journal of Research on Household Economics, No.73, pp.61-70. (in Japanese).
23. Kunio Urakawa(2007), "Disparity and Poverty in Relation to the Quality of Residential Life," The Economic Review, Vol.178, No.3, pp.85-109. (in Japanese) .
Presentations
1. 虞尤楠, 浦川邦夫, 「日本の最低賃金の要因分析―隣接都道府県間の相互的影響を中心に―」, 日本応用経済学会 (大東文化大学), 2018.10.
2. Urakawa, K., “Analysis of poverty of income and living time in Japan: An approach from estimation of CES well-being function”, World Social Science Forum 2018, 2018.09, Using panel data from the Japan Household Panel Survey (2011–2014), this study performed poverty analysis with attention to two dimensions: income and leisure time. We examined the substitutability and interdependent relationship of income and time via the estimation of CES-utility function. After the quantification, we estimated the gender gap and the socio-economic causes of interdependent multidimensional (IMD) poverty in Japan.
Empirical results obtained from this analysis found that single-female-parent households are particularly prone to experience simultaneously scarcity of time and income, and two-parent households having two or more preschool children had been underestimated through the conventional income-based poverty indicator, because they unable to provide minimally required housework and childcare services even by using their household income. In addition, academic background and job statuses also affect the risk of IMD poverty.
This study contributes to find severe poverty situations and suggest the increasing necessity for further employment support for single parents and childcare support for households in which both parents work outside in Japan..
3. 浦川 邦夫, "Family environment perception during childhood affects “capability for work” and subjective well-being", Human Development & Capability Association 2016 Conference (Hitotsubashi University), 2016.09.
4. 浦川 邦夫, Masrul ALAM, "Empirical analysis of Socioeconomic factors affecting sports activity in the US, France & Japan", 日本応用経済学会 (広島大学), 2016.06.
5. 浦川 邦夫, Masrul ALAM, "The relationship between self-rated health and daily activities of workers: comparison across three countries, US, France, Japan", EASP (East Asian Social Policy) [東アジア社会政策学会], 2015.07.
6. 浦川 邦夫, Wei WANG, "The impact of multidimensional poverty on health indicators in Japan: income, education, lifetime and social inclusion", EASP (East Asian Social Policy) [東アジア社会政策学会], 2015.07.
7. 浦川 邦夫, 姉川恭子, "Government subsidy effects on private university management in Japan: A quantile regression analysis", EASP (East Asian Social Policy) [東アジア社会政策学会], 2015.07.
8. Kunio Urakawa, "The role of capability for work on subjective well-being: labor satisfaction, self-rated health and subjective poverty", The International Conference on Social Stratification and Health, 2013.09.
9. Choice Modeling Approach to Evaluation of Public Health Insurance System in Japan, [URL].
10. Sense of coherence as a mediator between perceived neighborhood characteristics and health.
11. The choice modeling approach to the evaluation of public health insurance system in Japan.
12. Kunio Urakawa, "The Impact of Migration on Earnings in Japan: Empirical Evidence from Japanese Working People," Japan Association for Applied Economics, 2009, Spring, Nagoya University.
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13. Kunio Urakawa, "The Welfare Impact of Marginal Consumption Tax Reforms on Young Households in Japan,” Kansai Labour Workshop, 2009, Kansai Economic Federation..
14. Kunio Urakawa, “Comparing Marginal Commodity Tax Reforms in Japan and Korea,” Japan Association for Applied Economics, 2008, spring, Kumamoto Gakuen University..
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese Economic Association
  • Japanese Association for Applied Economics
  • Society for the Study of Poverty
Educational
Educational Activities
-2009~2018-

[Graduate School of Economics]
Welfare Policy I
Welfare Policy II
Econometric Analysis
Public Economics
Health Economics
Welfare Economics
Economics of Education
[School of Economics]
Social Security
Information Processing
Seminar (Tax and Social Security)

Applied Econometrics
Japanese Economy
Social
Professional and Outreach Activities
2009.01~2011.12, Member of editrial board, Studies in Applied Economics, Japan Association for Applied Economics.
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