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sociology of education, social stratification and mobility, educational policy

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  • 2012.04.01 - 2018.03.31, Human Sciences, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Associate Professor

  • 2018.04.01 - , Human Sciences, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Professor

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The University of Tokyo Graduate School, Division of Education Department of Social Sciences in Education Completed Ph.D. 2005.09
The University of Tokyo Graduate School, Division of Education Department of Social Sciences in Education Completed M.A. 2000.03
Keio University Faculty of Literature Department of Human Sciences Graduated B.A. 1998.03

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Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences 2003.04 - 2005.03
Research Associate, Hyogo University of Teacher Education 2005.04 - 2006.03
Research Associate, Institute of Social Sciences, The University of Tokyo 2006.04 - 2008.03
Lecurer, Faculty of Sociology, Toyo University 2008.04 - 2011.03
Associate Professor, Faculty of Sociology, Toyo University 2011.04 - 2012.03
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University 2012.04 - 2018.03
Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University 2018.04 -

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  • sociology of education
    Sociology of education-related

  • Social Stratification and Mobility

  • public education and expenditure on education
    Sociology of education-related

  • labor market and educational system (transition from school to work)
    Sociology of education-related

  • quantitative methodology

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Academic Society Membership 【 display / non-display

  • The Japan Society of Educational Sociology

  • The Japan Sociological Society

  • Japanese Association for Mathematical Sociology

  • American Sociological Association

  • International Sociological Association

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Academic Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Poverty Risk among the Japanese, Wataru NAKAZAWA,11th International Convention of Asia Scholars, 2019.07, Conference Report / Oral Presentation

  • The comparison between retrospective surveys and panel surveys: regarding the issues of education and occupation, Wataru NAKAZAWA, The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies,61(4) 64-68, 2019.04, Review Papers(In Japanese)

  • Japanese Public Education: A Comparative Perspective of Attitudes toward Educational Inequality, Wataru NAKAZAWA, Japanese Education in a Global Age: Sociological Reflection and Future Directions,13-33, 2018.08, Papers

  • Gender Difference in Fields of Study in Higher Education: Impact of Decreasing Number of Youths in Japan, Wataru NAKAZAWA,Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting (in Mexico City), 2018.03, Conference Report / Oral Presentation

  • Economic Barrier against Going on to Higher Education Using Longitudinal Survey Data in Japan, Wataru NAKAZAWA,World Education Research Association Focal Meeting at the Education University of Hong Kong, 2017.12, Conference Report / Oral Presentation (In Japanese)

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  • Special, Education and Social Stratification:Analysis Based on the ESSM 2013 Survey in Japan, Takayasu Nakamura, Kazushi Hirasawa, Sohei Aramaki, and Wataru Nakazawa eds., University of Tokyo Press, ISBN, 4130501934, 2018.07

  • Special, Why Is Public Expenditure on Education in Japan Low?: Re-examining the Public Function of Education (Osaka University Humanities and Social Sciences Series), Wataru Nakazawa, Osaka University Press, ISBN, 4872595475, 2016.06

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  • Suntory Prize for Social Sciences and Humanities: Political Science and Economics, Wataru NAKAZAWA, Suntory Foundation, 2014.11


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  • The 13th Japanese German Frontier of Science Symposium, The New Aspects of Gender Inequality in Education: Focusing on the Case of Japan, 2016.10

Outside Activity Management 【 display / non-display

  • Academic society, The Japan Society of Educational Sociology, Editorial Board, 2013.10 - 2017.10

  • Other, Osaka University of Commerce, Adjunct Research Fellows, JGSS Research Center, 2012.04 - 2013.03