ERIC Number: ED347898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education and Employment in Japan: Trends and Issues. RIHE International Publication Series No. 5.
This book describes and examines the crisis within higher education in Japan as it applies to what is taught as compared to the labor market needs of the country. The book is divided into three chapters. Chapter 1 describes the higher education system in Japan and its enrollment, the distribution of enrollment by field of study, and the flow of students into the labor market from microscopic and macroscopic aspects. The second chapter focuses on the supply of, and the demand for, graduates from higher education institutions; reviews trends in employment conditions in terms of employment rates and relative wage levels; analyzes the sources of demand for higher education graduates with respect to the shift in industrial structure; offers tentative analyses on the process of supply-demand interaction in the past; and speculates on the direction of future changes by analyzing corporate needs for the graduates. The final chapter examines graduates who are already working in various organizations and how they continue to acquire knowledge and skills. Prevalent practices of corporate training and education are described, as are factors forcing changes to conventional practices, and the government policies in response to the new environment. Appendices provide supportive statistical tables. Contains a 23-item bibliography. (GLR)
Descriptors: Corporate Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Employment Opportunities, Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Education), Salaries, Supply and Demand, Trend Analysis
Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Senda, Naka-Ku, Hiroshima 730, Japan.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Hiroshima Univ. (Japan). Research Inst. for Higher Education.