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Volume 180, 20232023 International Conference on Education, Psychology and Cultural Communication (ICEPCC 2023)
|Number of page(s)
|Cultural Perspectives: Unraveling Narratives in Environmental Contexts
|15 December 2023
Understanding the phenomenon of childlessness in Japan: Causes and potential solutions
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL, the United Kingdom
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This abstract explores childlessness in Japan, analyzing its emergence and proposing solutions. Japan’s declining birth rate and increasing number of childless couples pose significant demographic challenges, necessitating an investigation into the factors driving this trend. Examine demographic and socioeconomic influences and delve into the impact of rising living costs, job insecurity, and work-life balance on potential parents’ decisions. Additionally, cultural norms that uphold traditional gender roles and family expectations are scrutinized for their effect on parenthood choices. Transitioning to potential solutions, this essay discusses family-friendly policies, including affordable childcare and parental leave benefits, as measures to alleviate the financial and time constraints couples contemplating parenthood face. Moreover, this essay emphasizes the importance of challenging cultural attitudes surrounding marriage and child-rearing to create a more inclusive and supportive environment. This abstract contributes to understanding the complexity of childlessness in Japan. Identifying key factors and presenting actionable ideas aims to inspire further dialogue and collaborative efforts to address this demographic challenge and foster a sustainable future.
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