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Biodemography of Fertility in Japan


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

  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

About the authors

Shoko Konishi

Department of Human Ecology, School of International Health, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

Emi Tamaki

Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University

Jun Yoshinaga

Faculty of Life Sciences, Toyo University


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biodemography of Fertility in Japan
  • Authors Shoko Konishi
    Emi Tamaki
    Jun Yoshinaga
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Population Studies
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs Population Stud.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-0175-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-0176-5
  • Series ISSN 2211-3215
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-3223
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 63
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Demography
    Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging
    Population Economics
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