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2015 February 25 - March 3 [SOCIAL ISSUES]

University students more dependent on part-time jobs to pay their living expenses

February 28, 2015
With financial support from parents decreasing, university students are getting more dependent on survival on their part-time jobs, a survey by the National Federation of University Co-operative Associations has found.

According to the survey results published on February 27, university students who live on their own received from their parents an allowance of 70,140 yen a month in 2014, down by 2,140 yen from the previous year. The ratio of the allowance to students’ total income hit a record low of 57.4% and the share of income from part-time jobs reached a record high of 20.9%.

The percentage of respondents who said they do more part-time work to make ends meet increased to 45% from 42%.

Of those students who have part-time jobs, 44.4% said that they use the earnings for living expenses.
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