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Title :The Changing Transition to Adulthood in Japan : Timing and Order of Events in the Life Course
Authors :Ando, Yoshimi
Authors alternative :安藤, 由美
Issue Date :Sep-2004
Abstract :This paper explores the historical changes in the transition to adulthood in twentieth century Japan, using the National Family Research of Japan 1998(NFRJ98) dataset. The study finds that through comparison of successive birth-cohorts, both later age of school completion (due to spread of higher education) and later age of marriage resulted in a delayed transition, retaining almost the same duration of a transition period. Order of the events has always been uniform through the second half of the last century. Leaving home used to synchronize well with the first job among those who grew up in Japan's economic booming era in the 1960s. Today, however, it synchronizes more with the first marriage among the younger cohorts. The final section discusses implications of these observed trends in light of changes in the Japanese family system as well as the life course itself.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :1343-4896
Publisher :琉球大学法文学部
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/2868
Citation :人間科学 = Human Science no.14 p.227 -249
Appears in Collections:No.14 (2004/9)

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