The Political Economy of Japan's Low Fertility

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Index
Italic page numbers indicate material in figures or tables
age segregation, 107
agricultural sector, 13
All Japan Prefectural and Municipal Workers' Union (Jichiro), 163
“Angel Plan,” 141–142, 148, 155–156, 165
apprenticeship programs, 77
Australia, 76, 81
“baby hotels,” 138
banking cartels, 12
Basic Survey on Children's Learning, 178
beauty and youth, 26n4
Belgium, 137
Britain, 116
British Household Panel Survey (BHPS), 125n2
“Campaign for a Zero Waiting List for Day Care Centers,” 143
Canada, 76, 81
Certificated Daycare Center (Ninsho Hoikusho), 156
child battery, 25n3
childcare: allowances, 132–133; effect on skill levels, 75; government support of, 10, 14–15, 24, 74, 192, 203–204, 206–207, 213; leaves, 140–144. See also childcare services; juku (“cram schools”)
childcare services: generally, 135–140; age of providers, 157–159; capacity of, 161, 162; caretaker-to-child ratios, 157; enrollment numbers, 136, 137, 139; inflexibility of, 159; license requirements, 158; operating costs, 157–159, 157; political analysis, 163–165, 165; price setting, 159; quasi-licensed daycare systems, 156, 160, 166; reasons for enrollment, 162; m rural areas, 160–163; staffing of, 158; vacancies in, 160. See also childcare; juku (“cram schools”)
children: number of, 17, 17–18, 51–53, 52; “quality” of, 7–8
Child Welfare Law, 135
clerical sector, 23, 90, 98, 203
clerical work (Japan): age distribution, 107n4; compared to United States, 102107; expansion of, 97; throughout men's and women's working lives, 101–102; trends over time, 97–99; work-career implications, 99–101
clerical work (U.S.): compared to Japan, 102–107; culturally defined as “female” work, 88–89; feminization of (U S), 93– 97; married women m (U S), 87–93; r°le m women's education (mUS), 88–89, 107n3
college admission, 189n1
conservative welfare states, 83n1
Constitution of Japan, 214n2

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