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Family issues on marriage, divorce, and older adults in Japan : with special attention to regional variations

Author: Fumie Kumagai
Publisher: Singapore : Springer Science+Business Media, 2015. ©2015
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Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har140423320
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fumie Kumagai
ISBN: 9812871845 9789812871848
OCLC Number: 895300003
Description: xix, 184 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1: Introduction: A New View on Changes in Japanese Families --
1.1: Two Theoretical Frameworks for the Study of Family Issues in Japan --
1.2: A Dual Structural Model of the Japanese Family: The Modified Stem Family --
1.3: Regional Variations by Prefecture: Haihan Chiken (Dissolution of Domains and Establishment of Prefectures) --
1.4: Data and Methods --
1.4.1: Data --
1.4.2: Analytic Strategy --
1.5: Family Issues to Be Discussed --
References --
2: Demographic Changes in Japan --
2.1: Introduction --
2.2: Changes in the Japanese Household Structure --
the Nuclear Family --
2.3: Changes in the Three-Generation Family --
2.4: Family Size: Changes and Projections for the Average Number of Persons in a Household by Prefecture --
2.5: Demographics of the Japanese Elderly --
2.5.1: The Graying of Japan --
Population Aging and Fertility Decline --
2.5.2: Declining Birth Rates and Total Fertility Rates (TFR) --
2.5.3: The Baby Boomer Generations --
2.5.4: The Longevity Revolution: Rising Life Expectancy --
2.5.5: Aging of the Elderly Population --
2.5.6: Marital Status of Japanese Elderly --
2.5.7: Japanese Elderly and Family Relations --
2.6: Living Arrangements of the Elderly --
2.6.1: With Family --
2.6.2: Problems Associated with Coresidency Living Arrangements --
2.7: Regional Variations of the Japanese Elderly --
2.8: Conclusion --
References --
Chapter: 3: History of Courtship and Marriage in Japan --
3.1: Historical Perspective --
3.1.1: Primitive Times of Jyomon and Yayoi: BC 12,000-AD 240 --
3.1.2: Yamato (Tumulus) Era: from the 3rd to the 6th Century --
3.1.3: Asuka --
Early Heian: 593-1000 --
3.1.4: Mid-End Heian Period --
3.1.5: End Heian Period: The end of 11th to the end of the 12th century --
3.1.6: Kamakura Shogunate and Nanboku-cho: 1192-1333-1336 --
3.1.7: Muromachi Shogunate --
Edo Shogunate --
3.1.8: Meiji --
Taisho --
Showa -Present (Heisei): Yoriai-kon --
3.2: Attitudes toward Marriage and Mate Selection --
3.2.1: Miai-kekkon and Ren-ai-kekkon --
3.2.2: High Ages at First Marriage and the Delayed Marriage --
3.2.3: Life-time Singlehood --
3.2 4: Live Births to Unmarried Mothers --
3.2.5: De facto Partnerships: Cohabitation --
3.2.6: Roles and Functions of the Nakoudo: the traditional vs. the new --
3.3: The Current Situation --
3.3.1: Commercial Matchmaking/Dating Agency --
3.3.2: Matchmaking by Local Communities and/or Municipal Offices --
3.3.3: Machi-kon, the Town Based Marriage-meeting Events --
3.4: Conclusion: Kon-katsu --
References --
4: International Marriage in Japan: A Strategy to Maintain Rural Farm Households --
4.1: Introduction --
4.1.1: Two Opposing Views on International Marriage --
4.1.2: International Marriage as a New Way to Maintain Rural Farm --
Households --
4.2: International Marriage in Japan --
4.2.1: Historical Development --
4.2.2: Demographic Features of International Marriages: Foreign Brides versus Foreign Grooms --
4.3: Regional Variations of International Marriages by Prefecture --
4.3.1: International Marriages: Percentage of Total --
4.3.2: Japanese Wife/Foreign Husband: Percentage of Total --
4.3.3: Japanese Husband/Foreign Wife: Percentage of Total --
4.4: Yamagata Prefecture-Pioneering Prefecture for International Marriage in Japan Today --
4.4.1: Foreign Residents in Yamagata Prefecture --
4.4.2: Nationalities --
4.4.3: Correlation between Number of Foreigners and Household Type by Municipality --
4.4.4: A Brief History of Foreign Brides in Yamagata Prefecture --
4.4.5: Asahi-machi --
4.4.6: Tozawa-mura --
4.5: Three Reports on Research into Family Relations in Yamagata Prefecture --
4.5.1: "Survey Report on the Attitudes toward Families in Yamagata Prefecture" (Association for International Relations in Yamagata: AIRY, 2006) --
4.5.2: "Report on the Questionnaire Survey Research on Foreigners Residing in Yamagata Prefecture" (Association for International Relations in Yamagata: AIRY, 2011) --
4.5.3:Yamagata Prefecture Bureau of International Economic Exchange (2014) --
4.6: Conclusion --
References --
5: Changing Divorce in Japan: With Special Attention to Regional Variations --
5.1: Introduction --
5.2: A Brief History of Divorce in Japan --
5.2.1: The First Period: 1883-1897 --
5.2.2: The Second Period: 1898-1899 --
5.2.3: An Overview of Japanese Divorce: 1960 to 2013 --
5.3: Three Conspicuous Characteristics of Divorce in Japan --
5.3.1: Duration of Marriage before Divorce --
5.3.2: Child Custody in Divorce --
5.3.3: Divorce by Mutual Agreement --
5.4: Regional Variations in Divorce --
5.5: Some Cultural Explanation of Divorce in Japan --
5.5.1: Prefectures with Low Divorce Rates Today: Niigata and Shimane --
5.5.2: Prefectures with High Divorce Rates Today: Hokkaido, Okinawa, Osaka, Fukuoka, Miyazaki, and Kochi --
5.6: Conclusion --
References --
6: Late-Life Divorce in Japan Revisited: Effects of the Old-age Pension Division Scheme --
6.1: Introduction --
6.2: Recent Changes in Divorce in Japan --
6.3: Duration of Marriage Prior to Divorce --
6.4: Late-Life Divorce and the Year 2007 Issue --
6.5: Baby Boomers and the Duration of Marriage at the Time of Divorce --
6.6: Higher Divorce Rate among Younger Couples over Veteran Couples --
6.7: Reasons for Late-Life Divorce --
6.7.1: Divorce by Mutual Agreement or by Judicial Procedure --
6.7.2: Reasons for Divorce --
6.7.3: Motives for Late-Life Divorce --
6.8: Conclusion --
References --
7: Japanese Elders Living Apart: Policy Suggestions --
7.1: Introduction --
7.2: Living Arrangements of the Elderly: Living Alone Households --
7.2.1: Family Size --
7.2.2: Living Alone Households by Sex and by Age-Group --
7.2.3: Proportions of the Household Type in which the Elderly Sixty-Five and Over Reside by Prefecture --
7.2.4: Elderly-Headed Households --
7.2.5: Living Alone Households of Japanese Elderly by Sex --
7.2.6: Elderly Living Alone Households of the Total Elderly-Headed Households --
7.2.7: Elderly 75 and Over-Headed Households --
7.3: Yamagata and Kagoshima Prefectures --
7.3.1: Yamagata Prefecture --
7.3.2: Kagoshima Prefecture --
7.3.3: Yamagata: High Rate of Coresidency and Low Rates of Elderly One and Two-Person Households --
7.3.4: Kagoshima: High Rate of Elderly Living Alone Households --
7.4: Successful Aging of Japanese Elders Living Alone --
7.4.1: Measurements of Successful Aging --
7.4.2: Five Major Factors --
7.4.3: Elders Living Alone: Yamagata Prefecture --
7.4.4: Elders Living Alone: Kagoshima Prefecture --
7.4.5: Elders Living Alone: Tokyo Metropolitan Area: Minato Ward --
7.5: Policy Recommendations for the Elderly Living Alone --
7.6: Conclusion --
References --
8: Conclusion --
Toward Globalization of Japanese Families --
8.1: Toward Globalization through the Field of Family Sociology --
8.2: Summary of Major Findings, Implications and Limitations of the Book --
8.3: Relating the Dual Structural Model to the Family Issues Discussed --
8.4: The Future of Japanese Families --
8.4.1: Japanese Families in the Era of Population Decline --
8.4.2: Japanese Families with Working Mothers --
8.4.3: Japanese Families and Global Cooperation --
8.5: Japan as a Global Partner --
References.
Responsibility: Fumie Kumagai.

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