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Caring for the elderly and holding down a job : how are women coping in Japan?

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Title: Caring for the elderly and holding down a job : how are women coping in Japan?
Authors: Ogawa, Naohiro
Retherford, Robert D.
Saito, Yasuhiko
LC Subject Headings: Aging parents - Care - Japan
Middle-aged women - Employment - Japan
Adult children living with parents - Japan
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Honolulu: East-West Center
Series/Report no.: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 65
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.
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Pages/Duration: 4 pages
Appears in Collections:Asia-Pacific Population & Policy

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