Biodemography of Fertility in Japan

  • Shoko Konishi
  • Emi Tamaki
  • Jun Yoshinaga

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

Also part of the Population Studies of Japan book sub series (POPULAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Shoko Konishi, Emi Tamaki
    Pages 1-12
  3. Shoko Konishi, Emi Tamaki
    Pages 13-42
  4. Shoko Konishi, Emi Tamaki, Jun Yoshinaga
    Pages 59-63

About this book


This book presents original data on the proximate determinants of fertility in Japan. Its goal is to disaggregate low fertility levels in Japan into physiological, behavioral, and social components. Further, the book reviews previous studies on the proximate determinants of fertility in Japan, and compares the data to that on other countries.

 This book is the first to summarize previous research projects conducted in Japan on this topic, and proposes future research directions to fill the remaining research gaps. Further, it sheds new light on the similarities and differences between the fertility level in Japan and in other countries in terms of biodemographical components, helping readers understand the mechanisms of fertility change in Japan.


Biodemography Fertility Fecundity Behavioral Biological

Authors and affiliations

  • Shoko Konishi
    • 1
  • Emi Tamaki
    • 2
  • Jun Yoshinaga
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Human Ecology, School of International Health, Graduate School of MedicineThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of International Social SciencesGakushuin UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of Life SciencesToyo UniversityGunmaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0175-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0176-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-3215
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-3223
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