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Fertility Change in Contemporary Japan

The authors examine the striking decline in Japan’s birthrate in light of the rapid urbanization, industrialization, and socioeconomic development experienced by the nation since World War II.

362 pages | 36 line drawings, 70 tables | 6 x 9 | © 1991

Population and Development Series

Asian Studies: East Asia

Economics and Business: Economics--Development, Growth, Planning

Sociology: Demography and Human Ecology

Table of Contents

1. Population and Society in Postwar Japan
2. Age-Grading, Cohort Succession, and Family Structure: Basic Relationships in Contemporary Japan
3. Toward a Casual Model of Childbearing and Abortion Attitudes
4. Education and Fertility
5. Urbanization, Migration, and Fertility
6. Contraceptive Use and Childbearing
7. Abortion, Contraceptive Use, and Attitudes toward Pregnancy in Contemporary Japan: Steps toward a Causal Model
8. Siblings and Family Size from Generation to Generation
9. On the Homogenization of Fertility Experiences

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