State and family in modern Japan: a historical perspective

@article{Garon2010StateAF,
  title={State and family in modern Japan: a historical perspective},
  author={Sheldon Garon},
  journal={Economy and Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={39},
  pages={317 - 336}
}
Abstract Japanese often present their ‘family system’ as a timeless national tradition. Instead this article examines changes in Japanese family structure from the late nineteenth century to recent years, focusing on interrelationships between the Japanese managerial state and family. Specifically it charts (1) the state's role in establishing the household as the primary site of welfare provision and (2) the gradual shift from the patriarchal household to a family system centred on the woman… 

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