Population Aging and International Health-Caregiver Migration to Japan

  • Gabriele Vogt

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Population Studies book series (BRIEFSPOPULAT)

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This book introduces Japan’s current policy initiatives directed at eldercare and international labor migration, and, wherever appropriate,it adds a comparative perspective from Germany. The book shows how eldercare is currently being organized and discusses integration policies for foreigners. It studies the policy-making process behind the system, and contextualizes the migration avenue within the strong roots of Japan’s eldercare in local communities and the non-preparedness of the nation to grant local citizenship to international newcomers. Through applying an approach of multi-level policy making, putting a strong focus on the local level and introducing new approaches, this book is of interest to policy makers and scholars in aging, migration, health care, and contemporary Japan.


Health-Caregiving Labor Migration Population Aging Social Capital Local Citizenship

Authors and affiliations

  • Gabriele Vogt
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Asian and African StudiesUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68011-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68012-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-3215
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-3223
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