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  • Demographic transition in Japan: Prerequisites and consequences
  • Bachelor's
  • Demographic changes have had a significant impact on Japanese society in recent decades and the country is currently going through a demographic shift which presents new challenges. These changes are caused by several different factors and some of them can be explained by the so called Demographic Transition Theory. This theory is a useful tool to analyse the underlying causes for social developments, such as increased life expectancy and declining birth rates. A demographic transition can lead to different kinds of social issues like the ageing of society and population decline which in turn increase pressure on the health care and pension systems, lead to scarcity in the workforce and negatively affect productivity in the country. At the same time demographic changes create opportunities to improve different parts of the social structure and the Japanese government is trying to approach the whole situation in a positive way. If Japan turns out to be successful in dealing with the consequences of its demographic transition, it could serve as a good example for other countries that might one day have to deal with similar problems.  

  • Sep 7, 2018
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/31757

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