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The role of social trust in reducing long-term truancy and forming human capital in Japan

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  • Yamamura, Eiji

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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 and plays a critical role in human capital formation in developed countries.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 23759.

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