The Daily Lives and Job Searches of SNEP

Part of the Advances in Japanese Business and Economics book series (AJBE, volume 23)


  1. 1.

    SNEP are not very active in their use of e-mail, SNS, or in retrieving and acquiring information on the Internet. The spread of the Internet is not a factor behind the increase in the SNEP population.

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    SNEP are not obsessed with video, computer, or mobile games. Game addiction is not a cause of the SNEP phenomenon, either. Rather, SNEP spend a great deal of time watching TV, sleeping, resting, relaxing, and practicing their hobbies.

  3. 3.

    There are not many SNEP who spend time receiving medical treatment or care, but those that do so allocate much more of their time to recuperating from illnesses and injuries compared with non-solitary non-employed persons.

  4. 4.

    Most SNEP are not actively hunting for jobs, or simply lack any hope of finding work. These trends are especially evident among family-type SNEP.

  5. 5.

    Many family-type SNEP have abandoned the idea of finding a job. Security provided by their family can sometimes interfere with the efforts of family-type SNEP to find work.

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    The SNEP fuels the NEET phenomenon, and the NEET worsens the SNEP phenomenon. The two create a downward spiral that poses a significant problem to those who are caught in it.



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Social ScienceThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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