Impact of career education on high school students’ occupational choice: Evidence from a cluster-randomized controlled trial
Ryosuke Moriyasu and
Japan and the World Economy, 2022, vol. 63, issue C
What influence does career-relevant information have on occupational choices? This study analyzes changes in career preferences related to the provision of career-relevant information through a cluster-randomized controlled trial with students at a rural Japanese high school. We examined the potential effects of two types of information, including an information regarding impact of technological innovation on labor markets program (the “ICT-AI Impact on the Labor Market” program) and an information regarding how to deepen “self-understanding” (the “self-understanding” program). The results reveal that the ICT-AI Impact program did not induce statistically significant shifts in students’ occupational choices. By contrast, the self-understanding program shifted students’ occupational choices regarding professional occupations such as educational, medical, and legal professions. Our findings indicate that career-relevant information provision can be an effective policy tool in the labor market because the provision can support students’ occupational choices.
Keywords: Randomized controlled trial; Job search behavior; Effectiveness of career information; Occupational choice (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I21 J24 J62 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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