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Quality of Life in Japan

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This edited volume approaches the life experiences and well-being of Japanese people from an empirical perspective. It explores the current trend of happiness among Japanese over time and examines the association of income, lifestyle, and perceived life conditions using modern econometric models with supplementary qualitative observations. Issues relating to ageing, gender, household division of labour, and emigration are also examined to provide a wide scope of results based on both survey and field methods for culturally sensitive researchers. Going beyond the conventional cultural interpretation of the uniqueness of the Japanese case, this book provides timely, empirical evidence for understanding how the various social groups comprising the Japanese population have enjoyed a better quality of life, while some groups are very dissatisfied with social arrangements and have elected to emigrate. The book is a pioneering endeavour to reveal the detailed structure of quality of life and well-being in Japanese society.

Ming-Chang Tsai is a Research Fellow in Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Working from a comparative sociological approach to life quality research, he concentrates on Asian populations to understand the influences of culture and social structures in how people in this region live happily or unhappily. He receives the Research Fellow Award from the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies.
Noriko Iwai is Director of Japanese General Social Surveys (JGSS) Research Center and Professor of Faculty of Business Administration, Osaka University of Commerce, Japan. Leading the JGSS's Project and East Asian Social Survey Project in past decades, she has been elucidating both the changing and persistent aspects in Japanese people's social values and behaviours. Besides family studies, the scope of her research has extended to the impact of natural disasters on people's quality of life.

Part I Introduction.- 1.Quality of Life in Japan: Contemporary Approaches and Analysis.- 2.Happiness in Japan: A Hierarchical Age-Period-Cohort Analysis based on JGSS Cumulative Data 2000-2015.- Part II Income, Poverty and Happiness.- 3.Happiness in Contemporary Japan: Study of Lifestyle and Values Using the Relative Income Hypothesis.- 4.Income, Intra-household Bargaining Power and the Happiness of Japanese Married Women.- 5.Time Poverty and Maternal Wellbeing in Japan.- Part III Aging, Gender, and Migration.- 6.Changes in the Meaning of the Elderly Living with Children: An Analysis of Household Income Inequality among the Japanese Elderly.- 7.Ancestor Worship and Quality of Life: Transforming Bonds with the Deceased in Contemporary Japan.- 8.Intimacy, Similarity, and Equality among Married People in East Asia.- 9.Quality of Life in Japan and Emigration: The Perspectives of Japanese Skilled Immigrants in Australia.


Titel: Quality of Life in Japan
Untertitel: Contemporary Perspectives on Happiness
EAN: 9789811389122
ISBN: 9811389128
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Singapore
Genre: Sozialwissenschaften, Recht & Wirtschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 228
Gewicht: 353g
Größe: H235mm x B155mm x T12mm
Jahr: 2020
Auflage: 1st ed. 2020