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ERIC Number: EJ783850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
Effectiveness of 2-Year Colleges and the Performance of Their Graduates in the Japanese Labor Market
Watanabe, Satoshi P.
Higher Education Policy, v16 n4 p433-449 Dec 2003
This article empirically examines the spread of higher education in Japan and the resulting changes in labor quality in the last two decades. This study uses the Divisia index numbers to measure the labor quality and quality-adjusted labor supply. It points out that quality might have declined rapidly in the recent past among higher educated workers, particularly those with technical and junior college education. This result suggests that the Japanese government should adjust its policy to develop its human resources to focus not only on the relatively low educated or the unemployed workers but also on those with higher educational preparation. (Contains 3 tables, 3 figures, and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan