Greetings from Director

Center for Research on Equality of Opportunity for Children at Keio aims to advance our understanding about the transmission of inequality over generations with focus on the state of inequality of opportunity for children in Japan. Income inequality and inequality of opportunity has become a major concern among developed countries. In Japan, eliminating child poverty and strong intergenerational correlation of economic status is considered one of the highest priorities. We are committed to advancing our scientific knowledge of the current state of equality for children, the mechanism through which the inequality evolves over the course of child development, and the methods to evaluate the relevant policies that aim to expand the equality of opportunity for children. We aim to achieve this goal through the collaboration of researchers from diverse fields, the development of novel data sets, and the engagement with local and national authorities and supporting organizations while maintaining the academic neutrality.
CREOC Director Hideo Akabayashi