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Part 2: Outline of the Survey Results


II. School

1. Having a good education

(1) Current enrollment in school
Q6 (F5)  [HAND R CARD 8] Are you now attending school, or have you already finished school?
Please choose one of the answers on the card.
(SINGLE ANSWER ONLY)
  1. Attending school (including a temporary leave of absence)
  2. Finished schooling (including dropping out)
  3. Do not know
  4. Refused

When asked if they were going to school, 45.7% of Japanese youth gave the response "Attending school (including a temporary leave of absence), " while 54.3% gave the response "Finished schooling (including dropping out)."

Comparing the five countries, the percentage of those giving "Attending school" was the highest in South Korea (72.8%). The order that followed, in descending order, was France (58.9%), the U.S.A. (52.3%), Japan (45.7%), and the U.K. (30.1%).

Table 2-1-1-1: Current enrollment in school < CSV Data >
Table 2-1-1-1: Current enrollment in school

A comparison with previous surveys on Japanese youth reveals no changes from previous surveys.

Table 2-1-1-2: Current enrollment in school (changes over the years) < CSV Data >
Table 2-1-1-2: Current enrollment in school (changes over the years)

An analysis of Japanese youth by gender difference shows that a higher percentage of males than females gave "Attending school" (males: 49.8%; females: 41.7%).

Table 2-1-1-3: Current enrollment in school (by gender) < CSV Data >
Table 2-1-1-3: Current enrollment in school (by gender)

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(2) School type
Q7 (F6) [HAND R CARD 9] (FOR THOSE ATTENDING SCHOOL) What school do you go to? Please choose only one answer from this card.
(FOR THOSE WHO FINISHED SCHOOL) What was the last school you attended? Please choose only one answer from this card.
(SINGLE ANSWER ONLY)
  1. Elementary school
  2. Middle school
  3. High school
  4. Junior college, technical college
  5. Vocational school
  6. University or higher
  7. Preparatory school
  8. Other school (specifically,                    )
  9. Do not know
  10. Refused
*The codes were localized for each country.

A look at the school types of Japanese youth are currently attending or last attended shows that "University or higher, " at 37.8%, was given by the highest percentage.
     Among those who are currently enrolled, "University or higher" was the highest at 62.4%.
     Among those who do not go to school, those answering "High school" as the last school they graduated from accounted for 44.8%.

Table 2-1-2-1: School type ( Japan ) < CSV Data >
Table 2-1-2-1: School type ( Japan )

Comparing the five countries, the percentage of those giving "Higher education" was the highest in South Korea (75.7%). In the other countries, the percentages, in descending order, were Japan (61.9%), the U.S.A. (60.4%), France (44.5%), and the U.K. (42.0%).

Table 2-1-2-2: School type (five-country comparison) < CSV Data >
Table 2-1-2-2: School type (five-country comparison)

A comparison with the previous survey on Japanese youth shows that the percentage of those giving "Higher education" (52.4% in the seventh to 61.9% in the eighth) was 10 points higher than in the previous survey.

Table 2-1-2-3: School type (changes over the years) < CSV Data >
Table 2-1-2-3: School type (changes over the years)

A breakdown by gender of Japanese youth also reveals no differences.

Table 2-1-2-4: School type (by gender) < CSV Data >
Table 2-1-2-4: School type (by gender)

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