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List of Papers
Kunio Urakawa Last modified date:2021.06.19

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

1. Younan Yu and Kunio Urakawa "Empirical analysis of minimum wage policy in Japan: Validation of mutual effects among prefectures," Journal of Personal Finance and Economics (Seikatsu-Keizaigaku-Kenkyu), 53, 61-73, 2021.03. [in Japanese].
2. Kunio Urakawa, Wei Wang and Masrul Alam, “Empirical Analysis of Time Poverty and Health-Related Activities in Japan”, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 10.1007/s10834-020-09671-2, 41, 2020.02, [URL].
3. Kunio Urakawa and Tomoya Tokudomi, “Subjective poverty equivalence scales in Japan: Empirical analysis by regional area and household type”, Journal of Political Economy (Keizaigaku=Kenkyu), Kyushu University, 86(4), 57-72, 2019.12.
4. Wei Wang and Kunio Urakawa, “Effects of multidimensional poverty on health indicators in Japan: Income, time and social relations”, Contemporary Issues in Applied Economics, Hosoe, M., Ju, B.G., Yakita, A. and Hong, K. (eds.),Springer, 311-326, 2019.09, [URL], This study specifically examined relations between income and time poverty, and daily health-related activities including physical activities and poor health
habits. We used a nationwide internet household survey in Japan conducted in 2012 with 6491 respondents aged 20–79 (80.5% response rate), sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). From the estimation results obtained using econometric models, we observed that time poverty at a household level was highly associated with short duration sleeping of the household member. Indeed, we observed different results for women and men. For men, individuals who fell into the lack of living time category might be prevented from actively engaging in sports, while getting less sleep.
For women, both income and time poverty tended to depend on alcohol consumption behavior. We point out that government must increase policy support for households who confront difficult circumstances of time poverty and income poverty..
5. Kunio Urakawa and Carl Page, “The case of foreign-born laborers in Japan: Social capital, health, and well-being”, Journal of Political Economy (Keizaigaku=Kenkyu), Kyushu University, 85, 1, 105-120, 2018.05.
6. Kunio Urakawa and 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].
7. 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].
8. 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].
9. Kunio Urakawa, "Lifetimes of poverty: Geographical household factors," Journal of Poverty (Hinkon-Kenkyu), 16, 35-44, 2014.11. [in Japanese].
10. Takashi Oshio and 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], [URL].
11. Kunio Urakawa and Takashi Saito, "The choice modeling approach to evaluation of public health insurance system in Japan", Journal of Political Economy (Keizaigaku=Kenkyu), Kyushu University, 83, 1, 63-87, 2016.06.
12. 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].
13. 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.
14. Kunio Urakawa, "Setting the poverty line and measuring poverty," Journal of Poverty (Hinkon-Kenkyu), 13, 4-16, 2014.11. [in Japanese].
15. Takashi Oshio and 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, 116, 3, 755-770, 2014.05, [URL].
16. Takashi Oshio 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, [URL].
17. 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.
18. Takashi Oshio and Kunio Urakawa (2012), "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], [URL].
19. 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].
20. Kunio Urakawa, "Widening disparity on income and education", Quarterly of personal finance (Kikan-Kojin-Kinnyu), 5, 1, 11-21, 2010.03. [in Japanese].
21. Kunio Urakawa and Takashi Oshio, "Comparing marginal commodity tax reforms in Japan and Korea", Journal of Asian Economics, 21, 2, 579-592, 2010.07, [URL].
22. 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), 44(3), 278-290., [URL].
23. 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.
24. Kunio Urakawa (2007), "Political Economy of Basic Income Theory," Journal of Economics & Business Administration, 196, 6, 98-113. (in Japanese).
25. Kunio Urakawa and Tsukasa Matsuura (2007), "The Effect of Economic Disparity and Class Mobility on Life Satisfaction," Journal of Personal Finance and Economics, 26, 13-30. (in Japanese).
26. 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, 73, 61-70. (in Japanese).
27. Kunio Urakawa (2007), "Disparity and Poverty in Relation to the Quality of Residential Life," The Economic Review, 178, 3, 85-109. (in Japanese).