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The Resource Social inequality in Japan, Sawako Shirahase

Social inequality in Japan, Sawako Shirahase

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Social inequality in Japan
Title
Social inequality in Japan
Statement of responsibility
Sawako Shirahase
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Japan was the first Asian country to become a mature industrial society, and throughout the 1970s and the 1980s, was viewed as an "all-middle-class society". However since the 1990s there have been growing doubts as to the real degree of social equality in Japan, particularly in the context of dramatic demographic shifts as the population ages whilst fertility levels continue to fall. This book compares Japan with America, Britain, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden and Taiwan in order to determine whether inequality really is a social problem in Japan. With a focus on impact demographic shifts, Sawako Shirahase examines female labour market participation, income inequality among households with children, the state of the family, generational change, single person households and income distribution among the aged, and asks whether increasing inequality and is uniquely Japanese, or if it is a social problem common across all of the societies included in this study. Crucially, this book shows that Japan is distinctive not in terms of the degree of inequality in the society, but rather, in how acutely inequality is perceived. Further, the data shows that Japan differs from the other countries examined in terms of the gender gap in both the labour market and the family, and in inequality among single-person households - single men and women, including lifelong bachelors and spinsters - and also among single parent households, who pay a heavy price for having deviated from the expected pattern of life in Japan. Drawing on extensive empirical data, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars interested in Japanese culture and society, Japanese studies and social policy more generally"--
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Shirahase, Sawako
Dewey number
305.00952
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN730.S6
LC item number
S55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Nissan institute/routledge japanese studies series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Equality
  • Social stratification
  • Population aging
  • Older people
  • Social security
  • Equality
  • Equality
  • Social stratification
  • Population aging
  • Older people
  • Social security
  • Equality
  • Japan
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Demography
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • Equality
  • Older people
  • Population aging
  • Social history
  • Social security
  • Social stratification
  • Ungleichheit
  • Soziale Situation
  • Bevölkerungsentwicklung
Label
Social inequality in Japan, Sawako Shirahase
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Japan compared -- Japan: how much inequality? -- Female labor force participation and economic inequality -- Economic inequality among families with children -- Youngsters who won't leave the nest -- Mothers going out to work: perceptions, attitudes, and their institutional background -- Where do old people live? Ageing and household structure -- Old people living alone and those in three generation households -- Conclusion: life course and inequality
Control code
848393178
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 237 pages
Isbn
9780415824385
Lccn
2013020942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)848393178
Label
Social inequality in Japan, Sawako Shirahase
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Japan compared -- Japan: how much inequality? -- Female labor force participation and economic inequality -- Economic inequality among families with children -- Youngsters who won't leave the nest -- Mothers going out to work: perceptions, attitudes, and their institutional background -- Where do old people live? Ageing and household structure -- Old people living alone and those in three generation households -- Conclusion: life course and inequality
Control code
848393178
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 237 pages
Isbn
9780415824385
Lccn
2013020942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)848393178

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