Gender, Vocational Education, and Economic Development: The Japanese Experience
AbstractEconomic development in Japan prior to World War II involved the expansion of labor intensive manufacturing industries that employed a large proportion of women. This was accompanied by the growth in vocational education for women as well as for men. Was the growth in vocational education, especially of women, a result of the economic expansion or a cause? In the postwar period vocational education for women grew slightly, while that for men declined. Was this caused by continued economic growth or did vocational education, especially for women, play a causal role in postwar economic growth? This paper attempts to address these questions using a recently available data set and utilizing the vector error correction methodology. The results indicate that vocational education, especially of females, played a causal role. Thus vocational education may be important in the early stages of growth for todayâ€™s developing nations.
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Volume (Year): 1 (2005)
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vocational education; gender; Japanese growth; Labor and Human Capital; Marketing; Public Economics; Research Methods/ Statistical Methods; 010; 053;
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- Young, Alwyn, 1995. "The Tyranny of Numbers: Confronting the Statistical Realities of the East Asian Growth Experience," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 110(3), pages 641-80, August.
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