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Education in the Aged Society: The Demographic Challenge to Japanese Education

Abstract:

The effect on the Japanese education system of the shrinking of the number, both in absolute and in relative terms, of children in the Japanese population is much less well-known and forms the subject of this chapter. The bursting of the Japanese economic bubble at the start of the 1990s coincided almost exactly with the peak of the number of eighteen year-olds in the Japanese population. This generation, the second post-war baby boom, peaked at 2.05 million in 1992 and then began a steady...

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Roger Goodman More by this author
Publisher:
Brill Publisher's website
Pages:
547-560
Host title:
The Demographic Challenge: A Handbook about Japan
Publication date:
2008
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URN:
uuid:f5a4df2a-8636-47f4-ae67-c45ab638331c
Source identifiers:
882
Local pid:
daisy:882
ISBN:
9789004154773

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