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Title: Caring for the elderly and holding down a job : how are women coping in Japan? 
Author: Ogawa, Naohiro; Retherford, Robert D.; Saito, Yasuhiko
Date: 2003
Publisher: Honolulu: East-West Center
Abstract: Findings from Nihon University's 1999-2000 Japan Longitudinal Study of Ageing show that more than half of Japanese women who live with an elderly parent or parent-in-law are employed outside the home. Even in households where the elderly family member is very old or seriously disabled, large proportions of women continue to hold down full- or part-time jobs. These finding should be reassuring to Japanese policymakers who are concerned that middle-aged women remain in the labor force while continuing to care for elderly family members at home.
Series/Report No.: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 65
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Pages/Duration: 4 pages
LC Subject Headings: Aging parents - Care - Japan
Middle-aged women - Employment - Japan
Adult children living with parents - Japan

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  • Asia-Pacific Population & Policy [69]
    Asia-Pacific Population & Policy is a four-page policy brief, issued quarterly, that summarizes research on population and reproductive health for policymakers and others concerned with the Asia-Pacific region.


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