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Author Tanaka, Yasushi, author

Title The economics of cooperative education : a practitioner's guide to the theoretical framework and empirical assessment of cooperative education / Yasushi Tanaka
Published London : Routledge, 2015


Description 1 online resource (164 pages)
Series Routledge studies in the modern world economy
Routledge studies in the modern world economy.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of tables; List of figures; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; PART I The background; 2 History, present state, and definition of cooperative education; (1) The history of cooperative education -- its birth in the United States; (2) The present state of cooperative education -- the rest of the world; (3) Definition of cooperative education; PART II The theoretical framework: an economic analysis of cooperative education; 3 Investing in human capital: education and on-the-job training; (1) Education as investment
(2) Rate of return to education, IRR, and private and social returns(3) Earnings function; (4) Wage profile, on-the-job training, and general and specific training; (5) Educational credential as a signal; (6) Other factors determining educational attainment and socioeconomic outcome; 4 An economic analysis of cooperative education; (1) Cooperative education as human capital investment; (2) Cooperative education as on-the job training; (3) Cooperative education as a signal; (4) A case study: cooperative education and socioeconomic climate in Japan
7 Constructing a framework for regression analysis(1) Path analysis and six hypotheses; (2) Background of cooperative education students; (3) Causes of good academic performance; (4) Causes of successful employment outcome; 8 Who takes cooperative education programme?; (1) KSU data and development of cooperative education in Japan; (2) Estimated equation and variables; (3) Estimation results; 9 Does cooperative education programme help raise academic performance in Japan and in Hong Kong?; (1) A regression analysis of KSU data; (2) A regression analysis to compare KSU and PolyU
10 Does cooperative education have positive effects on job search and job performance?(1) Does cooperative education have positive effects on job search?; (2) Does cooperative education programme have positive effects on job performance?; 11 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary "A considerable number of higher educational institutions in North America, Oceania, and Europe, offer what are known as cooperative education, work-integrated learning, work placements, sandwich courses, or internships, to provide pragmatic experience to students, and its popularity is spreading to many higher educational institutions in the world. Alongside such development, the rising needs for theoretical research and objective assessment are felt among those academics and practitioners involved in these programmes. The book offers a rigorous theoretical framework based on the human capital theory of labour economics and econometric analysis, which are well-established concepts in the field of economics, with an objective quantitative methodology to analyze and assess cooperative education programmes"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Education, Cooperative.
Education, Cooperative -- Economic aspects
Educational evaluation.
EDUCATION -- Essays.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
EDUCATION -- Reference.
Education, Cooperative.
Educational evaluation.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317597841