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Japan's baby bust : causes, implications, and policy responses

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Title: Japan's baby bust : causes, implications, and policy responses
Authors: Retherford, Robert D.
Ogawa, Naohiro
LC Subject Headings: Fertility, Human - Japan
Japan - Population policy
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Honolulu: East-West Center
Series/Report no.: East-West Center working papers. Population and health series ; no. 118
Abstract: This paper describes the trend in fertility in Japan, analyzes the causes and implications of the baby bust after 1973, and discusses the Japanese government's efforts to raise fertility, which by 2003 had fallen to 1.29 children (i.e., births) per woman, as indicated by the total fertility rate. Also addressed are the questions of why the government's efforts to raise fertility have not been effective and what additional steps the government might take.
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Pages/Duration: 44 pages
Appears in Collections:Population and Health [Working Papers]

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