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Takahashi, Ana Maria; Takahashi, Shingo – Economics of Education Review, 2011
By using unique survey data, we conduct a detailed study of the gender salary gap within economics departments in Japan. Despite the presence of rigid pay scales emphasizing age and experience, there is a 7% gender salary gap after controlling for rank and detailed personal, job, institutional and human capital characteristics. This gender salary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Salary Wage Differentials, Gender Differences, Economics Education
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Oshio, Takashi; Sano, Shinpei; Ueno, Yuko; Mino, Kouichiro – Education Economics, 2010
We examine how Japanese parents evaluate the current education system and assess possible reforms, based on a nationwide parent survey. Parents who have higher educational background, occupational status, and household income and expect higher education attainment from their children tend to be less satisfied with the current system and more in…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, School Choice, Surveys
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Yasuike, Akiko – Journal of Family Issues, 2011
This study examines the ways in which Japanese corporate transnationalism affects husbands' involvement in family life and marital relationships primarily from a perspective of wives. It is based on interviews with 22 Japanese wives and 4 husbands. Studies of Japanese corporate transnationalism treat men as mere supervisors to local workers or…
Descriptors: Spouses, Organizational Culture, Family Life, Parent Child Relationship