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

By Toshihiko Hara

This can be the publication to target a brand new phenomenon rising within the twenty-first century: the quickly getting older and lowering inhabitants of a well-developed nation, specifically, Japan. The which means of this phenomenon has been effectively clarified because the attainable ancient outcome of the demographic transition from excessive beginning and loss of life premiums to low ones. Japan has entered the post-demographic transitional section and may be the fastest-shrinking society on the earth, major different Asian international locations which are experiencing a similar drastic alterations. the writer used the ancient information, compiled through the Statistic Bureau, Ministry of inner Affairs and Communications in 2006 and inhabitants projections for published in 2012 by means of the nationwide Institute of inhabitants and Social safeguard examine, to teach the earlier and destiny improvement of the dependency ratio from 1891 to 2060. Then, using the inhabitants existence desk and internet copy cost, the consequences of accelerating lifestyles expectancy and declining fertility at the dependency ratio have been saw individually. ultimately, the old relationships between women’s survival premiums at reproductive age, the theoretical fertility price to keep up the substitute point and the recorded overall fertility expense (TFR) have been analyzed. historic commentary confirmed TFR adapting to the theoretical point of fertility with a undeniable time lag and similar to women’s survival premiums at reproductive age. Women’s expanding lifespan and survival premiums can have inspired determination making to reduce the chance of childbearing. no matter if the theoretical fertility fee meets the substitute point, women’s perspectives of minimizing the danger may well stay unchanged simply because for ladies the cost–benefit imbalance in childbearing remains to be too excessive in Japan. in keeping with the findings, the writer discusses the sustainability of jap society with regards to nationwide funds, social safety reform, family members regulations, immigration rules and neighborhood polices.

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3 Social security benefits and population aging rates. (NIPSSR 2013a) low and economic growth is high. However, under the present conditions in which elder dependency ratio is increasing and the economy is stagnating, the imbalance between benefits and contributions is automatically increasing in the near future. Thus, the Japanese pension system has been reviewed and reformed. In the 2004 revision, also called ‘Hyakunen Anshin Nenkinn (Safety Pension Plan for 100 years)’, the benefits and burdens are readjusted.

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. Accessed 24 Feb 2014. Chapter 3 Demographic Transition and Child/Elderly Care Cost Abstract If life expectancy remains unchanged, how would fertility levels affect optimal care cost?

2 Historical Change of Optimal Care Cost Curves Historically, optimal care cost curves should vary by life expectancy. Using the complete life tables from the 1891/1898 to 2010 (Statistics Bureau 2006; NIPSSR 2012), selected curves can be compared (Fig. 2; Statistics Bureau 2006). 1. 00, the optimal care cost remained low. The curve skewed left, and care cost increased proportionally to NRR. 2. e. This indicates that a higher fertility level is needed to keep the optimal care cost stable to counteract the inevitable effects of population aging.

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