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A Shrinking Society : Post-Demographic Transition in Japan

Author: Toshihiko Hara
Publisher: Tokyo : Springer Japan : Imprint : Springer, 2015.
Series: SpringerBriefs in population studies
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the book to focus on a new phenomenon emerging in the twenty-first century: the rapidly aging and decreasing population of a well-developed country, namely, Japan. The meaning of this phenomenon has been successfully clarified as the possible historical consequence of the demographic transition from high birth and death rates to low ones. Japan has entered the post-demographic transitional phase and will be  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Toshihiko Hara
ISBN: 9784431548102 4431548106 9784431548096 4431548092
OCLC Number: 900322245
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1 Introduction: The Demographic Impacts from the Great East Japan Earthquake (The Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami; The Demographic Impacts; Comparing the Population Projections: Prefectures Level; Comparing the Population Projections: Cities Level; Impacts of the Great East Japan Earthquake; About This Book) --
2 Population Prospects in Japanese Society (From Population Growth to Population Decline; Changing Dependency Ratios as Indicators of Child/Elder Care Cost; Depopulation at Sub-national Level: Shrinking Regions) --
3 Demographic Transition and Child/Elder Care Cost (Optimal Care Cost and Net Reproduction Rate; Historical Change of Optimal Care Cost Curves; The Effects of the Rising Longevity on the Child/Elder Care Cost) --
4 Historical Process and Background of Fertility Decline in Japan (Female Life Expectancy and Survival Rate of Women; Fertility Effects of the Rising Survival Rate of Women of Reproductive Age; Mean Number of Children Ever Born to Women; Decreasing Number of Children; Causal Model of Demographic Transition in Japan; Condition for Recovering the Replacement Fertility Level) --
5 Sustainability of Japan as A Shrinking Society (Increasing Conflicts on the Redistribution between Different Social Groups ; Collapse of Nation's Finances; Social Security Reform) --
6 Policy Measures for A Shrinking Society (Family Policies for Recovering Replacement Fertility; Immigration Policies for Globalization of Japanese Society; Selections and Re-Concentration of Communities) --
7 Epilogue: The Principle of the Sustainable Population (The Principle of the Sustainable Population; Conclusion).
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in population studies
Responsibility: by Toshihiko Hara.

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