A Shrinking Society: Post-Demographic Transition in Japan by Toshihiko Hara

By Toshihiko Hara

This can be the e-book to target a brand new phenomenon rising within the twenty-first century: the swiftly getting older and reducing inhabitants of a well-developed nation, particularly, Japan. The which means of this phenomenon has been effectively clarified because the attainable old final result of the demographic transition from excessive start and demise charges to low ones. Japan has entered the post-demographic transitional part and should be the fastest-shrinking society on the planet, major different Asian nations which are experiencing an identical drastic alterations. the writer used the old facts, compiled through the Statistic Bureau, Ministry of inner Affairs and Communications in 2006 and inhabitants projections for published in 2012 through the nationwide Institute of inhabitants and Social safety examine, to teach the prior and destiny improvement of the dependency ratio from 1891 to 2060. Then, using the inhabitants existence desk and web copy expense, the results of accelerating existence expectancy and declining fertility at the dependency ratio have been saw individually. ultimately, the old relationships between women’s survival charges at reproductive age, the theoretical fertility fee to keep up the substitute point and the recorded overall fertility fee (TFR) have been analyzed. old commentary confirmed TFR adapting to the theoretical point of fertility with a undeniable time lag and akin to women’s survival premiums at reproductive age. Women’s expanding lifespan and survival charges may have motivated choice making to lessen the chance of childbearing. whether the theoretical fertility fee meets the alternative point, women’s perspectives of minimizing the danger could stay unchanged simply because for girls the cost–benefit imbalance in childbearing continues to be too excessive in Japan. in line with the findings, the writer discusses the sustainability of jap society with regards to nationwide funds, social protection reform, kinfolk guidelines, immigration rules and group polices.

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1 Optimal Care Cost and Net Reproduction Rate If life expectancy remains unchanged, how will fertility levels affect optimal care cost? 87 years for women. 2 The curve of the optimal care cost (Fig. 1) between low fertility (NRR < 0) and high fertility (NRR > 0)3 is non-linear and asymmetric. 7 Life Table: 2010. Population statistics of Japan 2012 (NIPSSR 2012). The values are obtained in calculations. 3. 3 As indicator, instead of Total Fertility Rate (TFR), Net Reproduction Rate (NRR) is being used.

Accessed 15 Feb 2014. Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. 2006. The historical statistics of Japan. 1 vol. Tokyo: Japan Statistical Association. English edition: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Statistics Bureau. 2012. htm. Accessed 30 Nov 2013. Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. 2012. Todoufuken-Shichyoson Betsu Syuyou Toukei Hyo (Heisei 22 Nen) (Main statistics tables by prefecture and municipal: 2012). bid=000001037709.

Even, the relation between benefit and burden of pension system, they enjoyed much better conditions before the revisions. Most of elderly are retired and might have not enough income for living and medical care. However, many of them are prudent to expend their savings and means. This could be because they are afraid that the social security system would collapse. In a general way, they are preparing for a reduced pension and increasing co-payment at late-stage medical care. In addition, they could not find any good investment methods for their savings, which could stimulate the real economy.

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