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ERIC Number: EJ916924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0272-7757
The Role of Social Trust in Reducing Long-Term Truancy and Forming Human Capital in Japan
Yamamura, Eiji
Economics of Education Review, v30 n2 p380-389 Apr 2011
This paper attempts to examine how social trust influences human capital formation using prefectural level data in Japan. To this end, I constructed a proxy for social trust, based on the Japanese General Social Surveys. After controlling for socioeconomic factors, I found that social trust plays an important role in reducing the rate of long-term truancy in primary and junior high school. Results suggest that social trust improves educational quality. (Contains 5 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan