Yamamura, Eiji (2010): The role of social trust in reducing long-term truancy and forming human capital in Japan.
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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.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The role of social trust in reducing long-term truancy and forming human capital in Japan|
|Keywords:||human capital, educational economics, economic impact|
|Subjects:||Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
A - General Economics and Teaching > A2 - Economics Education and Teaching of Economics > A21 - Pre-college
|Depositing User:||eiji yamamura|
|Date Deposited:||10. Jul 2010 09:48|
|Last Modified:||01. Mar 2013 09:38|
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