Demographic Change and the Family in Japan's Aging Society

Demographic Change and the Family in Japan's Aging Society

by John W. Traphagan
     
 

The 11 studies have been culled from anthropological panels in Philadelphia in 1998 and Boston in 1999. They focus on the relationship between the Japanese family and the problematic demographic trend of population aging in Japanese society. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR See more details below

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The 11 studies have been culled from anthropological panels in Philadelphia in 1998 and Boston in 1999. They focus on the relationship between the Japanese family and the problematic demographic trend of population aging in Japanese society. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900791456506
Publisher:
Suny Press
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
NE

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1The Study of the Family in Japan: Integrating Anthropological and Demographic Approaches3
Family and Living Arrangements25
2Changes in the Living Arrangements of Japanese Elderly: The Role of Demographic Factors27
3Under One Roof: The Evolving Story of Three Generation Housing in Japan53
Coping with Demographic Change73
4Generational Reengagements: Changing Demographic Patterns and the Revival of Intergenerational Contact in Japan77
5Depopulation in Rural Japan: "Population Politics" in Towa-cho89
6Repopulating the Village?107
7Finding Common Ground: Family, Gender, and Burial in Contemporary Japan125
Demographic Change and Aging145
8Trends in the Quantity and Quality of Life at Older Ages in Japan147
9Parent Care and Shifting Family Obligations in Urban Japan177
10Contesting Coresidence: Women, In-laws, and Health Care in Rural Japan203
Epilogue
11Demographic and Family Change: Problems and Solutions229
Contributors237
Name Index241
Subject Index245

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