The Aims of TEPS-B Project
The“Taiwan Education Panel Survey and Beyond (TEPS-B)” is the follow-up project of the “Taiwan Education Panel Survey (TEPS).” The 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. The cohort of junior high was born around 1988 or 1989. A follow-up study was conducted in 2003. In 2005 and 2007, the TEPS continued its follow-up studies of about 4,200 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, the TEPS also surveyed about 16,000 students who were classmates of these 4,200 students.
The TEPS-B was initiated in 2009 to carry out follow-ups of these youngsters to collect information about their further development in either education or the labor market. The 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 are a vital research asset as well as a basis for the policy planning of educational and human resources.
The TEPS-B appreciates every survey participant of the project. We will do our best to record faithfully respondents’ 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. We believe that 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 the TEPS-B Research Team, are very grateful for every survey participant’s continuing support and cooperation!
More about TEPS, please download: TEPS-English Overview