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Cover for Abe’s Choice for Japan: Thriving Migration without Immigration
dc.contributor.otherGeorgetown University. School of Foreign Service
dc.coverage.spatialAsia
dc.creator
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-11T19:09:51Z
dc.date.available2019-03-11T19:09:51Z
dc.date.created2018
dc.date.issued
dc.identifier.issn2376-8010
dc.identifier.uri
dc.description.abstractIt may be tempting to think that Japan’s demographic trends would provide an incentive for adopting major immigration policy reforms, but so far, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has chosen to tread carefully, calling for massive migration while rejecting an official shift to immigration or integration policies. Recent estimates indicate that the portion of Japan’s population aged sixty-five and older will steadily grow from 27 percent in 2015 to 38 percent by 2053, but the share of Japan’s foreign resident population remains well under 2 percent. The growing portion of seniors is leading to declines in the available labor pool, consumer purchasing, and the overall health of the economy, along with increases in the old-age dependency ratio, welfare state costs, and demand for chronic health care services. Already, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare was reporting at the end of June 2017 that labor market conditions were as tight as they were in 1992 toward the end of the bubble economy. For providers of senior care specifically, the difficulties of hiring care workers for residential facilities and at-home care have been accompanied by a readiness among some of them to employ foreign migrants.
dc.format.extentvolumes
dc.format.mediumtext
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherGeorgetown University. School of Foreign Service. Asian Studies Program.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGeorgetown Journal of Asian Affairs, volume 4 number 1
dc.subject.lccDS33.3
dc.subject.lcshAsia -- Periodicals.
dc.titleAbe’s Choice for Japan: Thriving Migration without Immigrationen_US
dc.typearticle


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