Low Fertility and Population Aging in Japan and Eastern Asia by Toru Suzuki

By Toru Suzuki

This publication presents a special comparative view of the tremendous low fertility and drastic inhabitants getting older in japanese Asian international locations. After discussing demographic and political advancements of Japan intimately as a reference case, sped up adjustments in Korea, Taiwan and China are interpreted with a comparative cultural view. as well as the well known cultural divide among international locations with powerful and susceptible kin ties, this ebook proposes one other divide among offspring of the feudal relatives and that of the Confucian relatives. incorporated is a dialogue of ways the discrepancy among the compressed switch within the socioeconomic procedure and the gradual switch within the family members method has ended in tremendous low fertility in jap Asia. A comparability of coverage improvement unearths that the feel of overpopulation has brought on trouble in launching pro-natal coverage interventions in japanese Asia, particularly in China. affects of fertility decline on inhabitants getting older, overall dependency ratio and the timing of inhabitants decline in jap Asia are analyzed with a stylized version. the rest Confucian relatives trend is mainly vital in figuring out and predicting political improvement to deal with speeded up inhabitants getting older. This ebook is a useful source for researchers who're drawn to the most recent and such a lot remarkable demographic phenomena within the region.

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