Family Issues on Marriage, Divorce, and Older Adults in by Fumie Kumagai

By Fumie Kumagai

This publication offers insightful sociological analyses of jap demography and households, being attentive not just to nationwide common facts, but additionally to local adaptations and group point analyses. In reading jap family members matters reminiscent of demographic alterations, courtship and marriage, foreign marriage, divorce, late-life divorce, and the aged residing on my own, this publication emphasizes the importance of 2 theoretical frameworks: the twin constitution and nearby diversifications of the neighborhood community in Japan.

By emphasizing the large cultural range from one quarter to a different, this e-book represents a paradigm shift from former stories of eastern households, which relied totally on nationwide standard info. the strategy of study followed within the research is qualitative, with a ancient viewpoint. The booklet is therefore a call for participation to extra in-depth, qualitative discussion within the box of relatives sociology in Japan.

This e-book could be of significant curiosity not just to Asian students, but in addition to different experts in comparative relatives experiences round the world.

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1997b). Nihon no Kazoku to Chiikisei Jo-kan [Japanese family structure and regional variations] (Higashi Nihon no Kazoku wo Chuushintoshite [Special emphasis on eastern Japan], Vol. 1). Kyoto: Minerva Shobo. Kumagai, F. ) (1997c). Nihon no Kazoku to Chiikisei Ge-kan [Japanese family structure and regional variations] (Nishi Nihon no Kazoku wo Chuushintoshite [Special emphasis on western Japan], Vol. 1). Kyoto: Minerva Shobo. Kumagai, F. (2006). The fallacy of late-life divorce in Japan. In Care Management Journals: Journal of Case Management and The Journal of Long Term Home Health Carey (Vol.

Conclusion In an attempt to prove the hypotheses on changes, continuities, and regional variations of Japanese families as a whole and by prefecture, data concerning households were examined. Findings suggest that the institution of the Japanese family currently differs widely from one region to another. At the same time, the study highlighted continuities sustaining the traditional nature of the Japanese family and household, by analyzing the traditional coresidency households in the northern part of the farming region.

It is a natural course of our life that aging brings about health problems, physical and mental. In light of the population imbalance of fertility decline and population aging in Japan, the care of frail and bed-ridden elderly is one of the serious problems that Japan faces today. Why has this problem emerged? 2 Declining Birth Rates and Total Fertility Rates (TFR) Further analysis needs to be conducted in the area of children’s population—those who are less than 15 years of age. Prior to the emergence of the aging society, Japanese children numbered just one-third of the total population.

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