Late-in-life childbearing (kōrei shussan) in contemporary Japan.


This paper draws on interviews with a group of 27 Japanese women who were classified as late-in-life-childbearing mothers, or kōrei shussan--women who had had their first delivery at 35 years of age or over. In making sense of the significance, symbolism and consequences of late-life motherhood, the paper utilises a symbolic interactionist perspective to… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/13691058.2015.1048528


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