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Caring for the elderly and holding down a job : how are women coping in Japan?
|Title:||Caring for the elderly and holding down a job : how are women coping in Japan?|
Retherford, Robert D.
|LC Subject Headings:||Aging parents - Care - Japan|
Middle-aged women - Employment - Japan
Adult children living with parents - Japan
|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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|Appears in Collections:||Asia-Pacific Population & Policy|
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