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Title Gender and development : the Japanese experience in comparative perspective / edited by Mayumi Murayama.
Imprint Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan/IDE-JETRO, 2005.

Subject Women in development -- Japan.
Women -- Japan -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Women -- Japan -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Social change -- Japan.
Women in development -- Developing countries.
Alt Name Murayama, Mayumi, 1961-
Ajia Keizai Kenkyūjo (Japan)
Description xx, 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Note "Outcome of a research project conducted at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) from 2002 to 2004"--Introd.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : An attempt to integrate gender and development issues of Japan and developing countries / Mayumi Murayama -- Economic development and gender disparities : the Japanese experience / Hiroki Nogami -- Gender perspectives in family planning : the development of family planning in postwar Japan and policy implications from the Japanese experience / Yasuko Hayase -- 'Livelihood improvement' in postwar Japan : its relevance for rural development today / Hiroshi Kan Sato -- Entrepreneurship and rural women's empowerment : some Japanese and Thai cases / Kazuko Kano -- Women's participation in politics and the women's movement : the history and background of recent successes of women candidates in local elections / Kuniko Funabashi -- Has socialism contributed to gender role changes? A comparison of gender roles in Cuba and Japan / Kanako Yamaoka -- Nation-state, family and gender : recent studies in Japan and Turkey / Kaoru Murakami -- Factory women under globalization : incorporating Japanese women into the global factory debate / Mayumi Murayama.
Summary "Although much has been written about Japanese economic development, less attention is given to its social development, and still less to gender-related issues. The book analyses various aspects of Japanese historical and current experiences. It covers themes such as economic development and gender disparities, population policy, rural livelihood programmes, rural income-generation work and female empowerment, female political participation, sharing of domestic work, discourses on the modern family, state and gender, and women in factories. Each chapter is written, not to analyse the Japanese case perse, but in a comparative perspective with developing countries. The common message is a call for the creation of an interactive space to exchange individual experiences and insights between different societies in order to formulate a more powerful gender and development agenda in each society."--BOOK JACKET.
ISBN 1403949441
OCLC # 58451964