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Takehiko Kariya

Takehiko Kariya

Research Category

Sociology of education, comparative sociology

Area of Interest

Academic achievement and social class / mobility; transition from school to work; social effects of education policy; theories of social change in postwar Japan

Recent Thoughts

I want to show how the system of public funding for compulsory education in postwar Japanese society was tied to the Japanese concept of “equal opportunities for education” by examining the way postwar educational policy became institutionalized. Focusing on the (admittedly broad) issue of the formative processes of the postwar educational system, my aim is to expand my research to clarify, from a comparative sociological perspective, the conditions under which postwar Japanese society took shape, taking topics such as labor turnover into consideration as well.


Recent/Ongoing Works

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