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Population Studies of Japan

Diverging Destinies

The Japanese Case

Authors: Raymo, James M., Iwasawa, Miho

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  • Emphasizes the link between family behavior and processes of social and economic stratification as one of the most important topics in current research on the second demographic transition
  • Employs distinctive features of Japanese society to extend research on growing socioeconomic differentials in family behavior in ways that are both interesting and important
  • Summarizes, updates, and synthesizes the existing research on this topic in Japan, much of which has been conducted by the authors
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The overarching objective of this book is to summarize, extend, and update previous research on educational differences in family behavior in Japan. This is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject and the first to evaluate family differentials in Japan in the context of ideas articulated in research on “diverging destinies” and “patterns of disadvantage” as part of the second demographic transition. Much of the previous work in this area has been conducted by the authors (Raymo and Iwasawa), and the longer format of this book allows us to reexamine a wide range of family outcomes using newer data and to provide a thorough and systematic evaluation. The text uses multiple sources of data that cover a period of rapid family change (1970s through 2010s) to describe trends in educational differences in a wide range of family behaviors linked to the well-being of both parents and children. Descriptive analyses provide an overview of period and cohort trends in educational differences in age at first marriage, assortative mating, cohabitation, bridal pregnancy, divorce, remarriage, age at first birth, unintended childbearing, single motherhood, maternal employment, and family-related attitudes. Multivariate analyses provide insights into the processes underlying observed educational differences in family behavior. Patterns of educational differences in family behavior in Japan are evaluated with reference to findings from related research in the United States and other low-fertility Western societies.

About the authors

James M. Raymo, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, jraymo@ssc.wisc.edu, 1180 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706 USA
Miho Iwasawa, Senior Researcher, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, iwasawa-miho@ipss.go.jp, Hibiya Kokusai Building 6th Floor,2-2-3 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011 Japan

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-0185-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-0184-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diverging Destinies
Book Subtitle
The Japanese Case
Authors
Series Title
Population Studies of Japan
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0185-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0185-7
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-0184-0
Series ISSN
2198-2724
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 62
Number of Illustrations
13 illustrations in colour
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