Population Studies of Japan

The Economic Impact of Population Decline and Aging in Japan

The Post-Demographic Transition Phase

Authors: Wada, Kohei

  • Explains the economy of Japan as inextricably linked to the nation’s population in the post-demographic transition
  • Makes the recent demographic and economic situation in Japan accessible for an English-speaking readership
  • Emphasizes the power of local communities in East Asia in connection with economic and demographic policy for Japan
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About this book

Despite the remarkably serious problems caused by aging and population decline in Japan, there are very few books that inform the world about them in English. Through this book, a Japanese economic demographer clearly shows the various economic consequences of population problems in Japan, especially the impacts of continuing ultra-low fertility and the world’s highest life expectancy in the post-demographic transition phase. The explanation is at a basic level but covers the overall economic issues including labor, capital, technical progress, consumption, savings and investment from a demographic perspective. Finally, some remedies for economic growth in Japan are proposed. Because economic policies are expected to have short-term effects while demographic ones to increase the fertility rate need some time to take effect, earlier books about the Japanese economy have hardly ever dealt with demographic policies. Furthermore, this book directly addresses the integrated economic and demographic policies appropriate to Japan. These are different from the French natalistic social policy, the Scandinavian policy of a work–life balance or the immigration policy in Australia or the United States. This book emphasizes the power of local communities in Japan as a part of East Asia. In this sense, the book provides a new key to readers who are interested in the future Japanese economy and population.

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  • ISBN 978-4-431-54831-7
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Softcover ca. $69.99
price for USA
  • Due: January 20, 2018
  • ISBN 978-4-431-54830-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economic Impact of Population Decline and Aging in Japan
Book Subtitle
The Post-Demographic Transition Phase
Authors
Series Title
Population Studies of Japan
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54831-7
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-54830-0
Series ISSN
2198-2724
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 100
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations
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