Marie Michael Library

Title

The changing shape of the care diamond: the case of child and elderly care in Japan

Author

Abe, Aya K.

Description

This paper describes the state of elderly care in Japan, examines the government's role in providing care and considers the market's role before and after the introduction of Long-Term Care Insurance.  It also looks at patterns in state provision of childcare. The paper examines the idea of a care diamond and applies it to care for the elderly and children in Japan.

File No

UNRISD-GD9

Agency

UNRISD

Date

March, 2010

Subject(s)

Japan, Elderly care, Child care, Care diamond

Pages

47