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How do high school graduates in Japan compete for regular, full time jobs? An empirical analysis based upon an internet survey of the youth

Kenn Ariga (), Masako Kurosawa, Fumio Ohtake () and Masaru Sasaki ()
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Kenn Ariga: Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University

No 678, KIER Working Papers from Kyoto University, Institute of Economic Research

Abstract: We use a survey of the Japanese youth within 10 year after high school graduation to investiage the impacts of the academic and social skills on their success in the job market. We find three major factors account for the job market outcome immediately after school: school characteristics and job placement services, academic performance, and social skills, including the negative impacts of problematic behaviors at the school. Second, when we run a Probit regression on whether or not the surveyed individuals hold regular, full time job, we find the persistent but declining (over age) im- pact of the job placement immediately after school. Moreover, we find the impact of variables pertaining to the sociall skills remain significant even after controling for the job placement outcome after school, whereas other variables such as GPA or attributes of highschools are largely irrelevant to the current employment status.

Pages: 30 pages
Date: 2009-08
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