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Japan: The Childless Society

BY MURIEL JOLIVET TRANSLATED BY ANNE-MARIE GLASHEEN LONDON AND NEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE, 1997 Japan in the 1990s has a very low birth rate, Japanese women seem to be postponing marriage until later and later ages, publications aimed at young mothers present an ideal of mothering that is difficult to attain in practice, and some mothers of young children and infants seem overwhelmed by the burdens and requirements of mothering. Jolivet’s argument in this book is that the low birth rate is explain...

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