Fertility Change in Contemporary Japan

Robert W. Hodge and Naohiro Ogawa

Fertility Change in Contemporary Japan
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Robert W. Hodge and Naohiro Ogawa

362 pages | 36 line drawings, 70 tables | 6 x 9 | © 1991
Cloth $81.00 ISBN: 9780226346502 Published March 1992
The authors examine the striking decline in Japan's birthrate in light of the rapid urbanization, industrialization, and socioeconomic development experienced by the nation since World War II.
1. Population and Society in Postwar Japan
2. Age-Grading, Cohort Succession, and Family Structure: Basic Relationships in Contemporary Japan
3. Toward a Casual Model of Childbearing and Abortion Attitudes
4. Education and Fertility
5. Urbanization, Migration, and Fertility
6. Contraceptive Use and Childbearing
7. Abortion, Contraceptive Use, and Attitudes toward Pregnancy in Contemporary Japan: Steps toward a Causal Model
8. Siblings and Family Size from Generation to Generation
9. On the Homogenization of Fertility Experiences
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