Globalization and transformation of care in Japan

Reiko Ogawa

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This chapter deals with the situation of family and care work in Japan, and, in particular, the Conjunction between Family, Care Work, and Immigration in Japan. The chapter is aimed to elucidate the complex interplay between family and care work from both paid and unpaid work. Furthermore, Japan currently does not have an immigration policy that would include social integration policies. Since the care needs cannot be met solely by the families or the domestic labor market, globalization of care will become a salient trend for a foreseeable future. Moreover, the chapter proceeds to analyze the globalization thesis within the Japanese context. According to the author, one should be able to see the convergence of welfare states in many countries, but as in the case of Japan, the process of globalization is not linear but contingent. Instead, what one has seen is a dialectical process of how the domestic factors are differently shaping the well-being of the people within their own institutional histories and strategies.

ホスト出版物のタイトルContemporary Social Issues in East Asian Societies
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルExamining the Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres
出版社IGI Global
ISBN(印刷版)1466650311, 9781466650312
出版ステータス出版済み - 1月 31 2014

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 社会科学(全般)
  • 経済学、計量経済学および金融学(全般)
  • ビジネス、管理および会計(全般)


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