Current Projects

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The Development of Inequalities in Child Educational Achievement (DICE): A Six Country Study - Open Research Area for the Social Sciences(ORA)

I am a principal investigator of the Japanese team for the DICE project, an international collaboration on the study of the interaction between socioeconomic inequality and educational inequality.

This project aims to advance our understanding of disparities in child development by parental socioeconomic status (SES). It leverages rich cohort and administrative data from six countries - France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States – embedding them in a harmonized framework. The project moves beyond cross-sectional and single country snapshots by studying the question of how inequalities develop over time (ages 3 to 16), what factors may influence inequalities and how national context may strengthen or buffer these processes.

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Japan Child Panel Survey

I am a principal investigator for the Japan Child Panel Survey (JCPS), the first longitudinal data of children with measures of both cognitive and non-cognitive skills in Japan, which started in 2010 as a supplement to the Japan Household Panel Data (JHPS) at Keio.

JCPS aims to examine the association between changes in society and child rearing by conducting a survey on the conditions of child rearing at home and the children’s learning. By regularly conducting the JCPS on the same child from the same household and by analyzing this data together with the data from the Japan Household Panel Survey (JHPS) and Keio Household Panel Survey (KHPS), researchers can examine the complex association between the domestic and surrounding circumstances and children’s development.