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Academic workshop "Human Capital Investments in the Context of Active Ageing: the Evidence from Japan"

The Institute for Social Policy at the National Research University Higher School of Economics held the academic workshop devoted to “Human Capital Investments in the Context of Active Ageing: the Evidence from Japan” where Dr. Vasily A. ANIKIN , Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Stratification Studies of the same Institute, presented his study.

Academic workshop "Human Capital Investments in the Context of Active Ageing: the Evidence from Japan"

The presentation aimed to highlight the patterns of human capital investments in Japan in an international context. In contrast to western Europeans, the Japanese are more likely to improve their qualification on-the-job informally. They do not consider their ‘investments’ as a component of active ageing and perceive it instrumentally. But it is not a matter of their individual choices; it has institutional roots. The senior working population of Japan is less included in the information and communication technologies than their working peers from Russia. However, Japan is showing a much higher incidence of training than Russia. The presentation was based on secondary data and interviews with Kyoto business accomplished this year in winter.

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