The Aims of TEPS-B Project

The Aims of TEPS-B Project

The Aims of TEPS-B Project

“Taiwan Education Panel Survey and Beyond (TEPS-B)” is the follow-up project of “Taiwan Education Panel Survey (TEPS).” TEPS surveyed about twenty thousand senior high, vocational senior high, and vocational junior college students as well as about the same number of junior high students in 2001. The cohort of senior high students was born around 1984 or 1985 and the cohort of junior high was born around 1988 or 1989. A follow-up study was conducted in 2003. In 2005 and 2007, TEPS continued its follow-up studies of about 4,000 students selected from the aforementioned junior high student sample to gather information about their schooling experiences at senior high schools or vocational junior colleges. At the same time, TEPS also surveyed about 16,000 students who were classmates of these 4,000 students.

TEPS-B was initiated in 2009 with the aim of continuing follow-ups of these youngsters to collect information about their further development in either education or the labor market. TEPS-B expects to delineate the life-trajectories of these two cohorts born between 1984 and 1989 through the building of longitudinal data. The datasets will be an important research asset as well as a basis for the policy planning of educational and human resources.

TEPS-B values every survey participant of the project. We will do our best to record faithfully participants’ educational and work experiences through rigorous investigating process. All personal private information will be safeguarded through carefully designed data control procedures. We strive to gain the cooperation of every participant. It is our belief that the each survey participant is unique and irreplaceable in terms of his/her educational and work experiences. Collectively, these participants represent today’s youth generation in Taiwan.

We, the members of TEPS-B Research Team, are very grateful for every survey participant’s continuing support and cooperation!

More about TEPS, please download: TEPS-English Overview