Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2011, 59, 261-266
Published online 2014-01-26

The impact of foreign direct investment on unemployment in Japan

Milan Palát

Ústav ekonomie, Mendelova univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika

The flow of foreign direct investment is one of the indicators of economic interconnection with the rest of the world. The paper is aimed at evaluating of inward FDI flows into Japanese economy and unemployment development. For many decades, Japan has attracted considerably lower levels of inward FDI compared to other developed countries of the world. Also the rate of unemployment in Japan was relatively low which is caused by a specific attitude of the active population of Japan towards employment issues. Methods of regression and correlation analysis (including testing the statistical significance) were used in the analysis of FDI and unemployment. The correlation has been approved between FDI and the rate of unemployment.


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