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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

石田 浩 ISHIDA, Hiroshi

教授 / Professor 石田 浩ISHIDA, Hiroshi

Courses in AY 2019

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Education & Employment

Assistant Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo

Research Fields

Ishida’s research interests include comparative social stratification and mobility, school-to-work transition, family formation, and social inequality over the life course.

(1)Panel Study of Behaviors and Attitudes among the Japanese Youth. This study examines the process of cumulative advantages and disadvantages during the life course among the Japanese youth. This research conducts panel surveys of the Japanese youth every year (Japanese Life Course Panel Surveys), in order to understand the changes in education, employment, family, health, and attitudes among the young people. The study is based on the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S) numbers 18103003 and 22223005 of the Japan Society for the Promotion of the Science.

(2)Structural Change in Social Stratification and the Mechanism of Generating Inequality in Ageing Society with Low Fertility.
This study examines the impact of rapid demographic transformation on the changing shapes of social stratification in Japan. The study is supported by the Grant-in-Aid for Specially Promoted Research (number 25000001).

(3)Quantitative Data Analysis and Causal Inference in Social Sciences. The project focuses on studying various quantitative methods for social sciences and the ideas of causal inference from the observational data. It uses the Japanese Life Course Panel Surveys as the main data source and employs various methods for the analysis.

Major Publications

“The Absolute and Relative Values of Education and the Inequality of Educational Opportunity: Trends in Access to Education in Postwar Japan.” (with Sho Fujihara) Research in Social Stratification and Mobility (March, 2016).

“Inequality in Workplace Conditions and Health Outcomes,” Industrial Health, volume 51(August, 2013): 501-513.

“The Transition to Adulthood among Japanese Youths: Understanding Courtship in Japan,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 646: pp.86-106, March 2013.

Social Class in Contemporary Japan: Structures, Sorting and Strategies (edited with David Slater), Routledge, Nov, 2010, pp. 243.