Policy Response to Declining Birth Rate in Japan: Formation of a “Gender-Equal” Society

  title={Policy Response to Declining Birth Rate in Japan: Formation of a “Gender-Equal” Society},
  author={Yuki W. P. Huen},
  journal={East Asia},
  • Yuki W. P. Huen
  • Published 12 October 2007
  • Economics, Sociology, Political Science
  • East Asia
Japanese women have been assigned to the private role of caretaker, but the Japanese government has made prominent efforts in constructing a “gender-equal” society during the past decade. This policy development has come under the context of falling birth rate. The Basic Law for a Gender-Equal Society and the measures taken by the government so far still fall short from enforcing gender equality and do not affirm equality as a human right. Since the pursuit of gender equality is a means to… 

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