Title

Examining the Link Between Japan's Development and Education of Females

Abstract

This paper studies the role of education of females in Japan's development process. It analyses the pre‐war years (1888 to 1940) as well as the five decades following the war and Japan's rise to economic power (1947 to 1990). This paper finds that Japan's pre‐war growth was fuelled primarily by agricultural growth and primary education (of males in particular). The story is different in the post‐war period, however. Capital accumulation, secondary and tertiary education of females, and tertiary education for males seem to provide the driving forces of growth.

Department(s)

Economics

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1111/j.1468-0106.2008.00407.x

Publication Date

2008

Recommended Citation

Self, Sharmistha, and Richard Grabowski. "Examining the Link Between Japan's Development and Education of Females." Pacific Economic Review 13, no. 3 (2008): 279-288.

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