Poverty and Social Welfare in Japan

Poverty and Social Welfare in Japan


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ISBN-13: 9781876843878
Publisher: Trans Pacific Press
Publication date: 07/31/2008
Series: Japanese Society Series
Pages: 323
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Figures viii

Tables ix

Acknowledgements xi

Contributors xii

Introduction: Poverty, Social Exclusion and the Welfare Society Masami Iwata 1

1 Policies and poverty: poverty as a welfare policy bracket in post-War Japan and its meaning Masami Iwata 12

2 Poverty as a result of exclusion - Tokyo's urban underclass Akihiko Nishizawa 39

3 The distribution and dynamics of poverty looked at according to income (the fluctuations of poverty based on a panel survey) Chizuka Hamamoto 62

4 Older women and housing poverty: their housing history in home-owning society Misa Izuhara 86

5 The interconnection between health and poverty: health and socio-economic well-being Yuko Hayasaka 111

6 The spatial spread of poverty in the megalopolis and the state of segregation, 1975-2000 Keiko Yamaguchi 136

7 Does the hi hogo class represent poor people in general? Masami Iwata 157

8 Women, welfare policies and poverty: Poverty and shelter among homeless women Keiko Kawahara 185

9 Poverty and the social exclusion of single men: Perspectives on homeless men and their relationship with the welfare administration Yukihiko Kitagawa 210

10 Poverty and exclusion as it affects migrant workers from overseas: in terms of employment, housing and consumption Kahoruko Yamamoto 226

11 A jail without bars, the social world of the street dwellers Akihiko Nishizawa 242

12 Improving poverty stricken areas: A rehabilitation project for Shima Danchi public housing Yosuke Hirayama 263

Endnotes 288

References 300

Index 319

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