Comparing social policies

Exploring new perspectives in Britain and Japan

Edited by Misa Izuhara

Comparing social policies

Edited by Misa Izuhara

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

272 pages
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781861343666 Published February 2003 For sale in North and South America only
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, both Britain and Japan are facing similar issues caused by globalisation, slower economic growth, and a rapidly ageing population. Social policy in the two societies, which has developed differently due to the differences in their national resources, socio-economic systems, cultural values and political agendas, is at an interesting turning point.Comparing social policies:examines topical issues with up-to-date information;compares and contrasts selected policy areas between the two societies;presents original material written by leading scholars in each country.·[vbTab]This original book will be of great interest to academics and students, as well as policy makers and practitioners internationally, who are interested in various fields of social policy in Britain and Japan.
Contents
Introduction ~ Misa Izuhara
Issues and theories of social policy in Britain: past, present and future ~ Hilary Land
Development of social policy in Japan ~ Kingo Tamai
Ageing and intergenerational relations in Britain ~ Alan Walker and Kristiina Martimo
Ageing and intergenerational relations in Japan ~ Misa Izuhara
Domestic violence, research and social policy in Britain ~ Ellen Malos
Domestic violence in Japan: perceptions and legislation ~ Yoko Shoji
Housing and social inequality in Britain ~ Mark Kleinman
Housing policy and social inequality in Japan ~ Yosuke Hirayama
The production of homelessness in Britain: policies and processes ~ Patricia Kennett
Homelessness in contemporary Japan ~ Masami Iwata
Women's health politics in Japan and Britain: comparative perspectives ~ Lesley Doyal
Women and health in Japan: sexuality after breast cancer ~ Miyako Takahashi
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