In Japan today, over 30,000 children are in the care of the state. Drawing on his long-term fieldwork in an institution for such children, Roger Goodman describes what happens to them in a country with no professional social workers and little tradition of adopting or fostering children in need of care. He explains how, in the 1990s, the convergence of several factorsin particular, Japan's rapidly declining birth-rate, its signing of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and its "discovery" of child abuseled to a new role for child protection institutions. In the process, he provides the first full account in English of the development and delivery of child welfare in the world's second largest economy.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)|