The Politics of Investing in Families: Comparing Family Policy Expansion in Japan and South Korea

  title={The Politics of Investing in Families: Comparing Family Policy Expansion in Japan and South Korea},
  author={Timo Fleckenstein and Soohyung Lee},
  journal={Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society},
  pages={1 - 28}
Abstract:Family policy addresses some of the important challenges of post-industrial societies, and represents an important dimension of the recent transformation of advanced welfare capitalism. This article analyses the development of family policy in the two East Asian latecomer countries of Japan and South Korea, where we witness significant policy expansion starting in the 1990s—with the latter displaying much bolder expansion and defamilization. Explaining the difference in policy… 

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