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Public Symposium “Fertility Decline and Work-life Balance: Policies and Policy Implications from an International Perspective”

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) and the Social Science Research Council will jointly conduct a public symposium. The symposium brings together five prominent experts who will present their research and discuss the policy debates underway in the United States, Europe, and Japan. By examining a common problem from an international perspective, the panelists hope to suggest solutions for tomorrow.

 

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2007 13:00-18:00
Venue: Japan Foundation International Conference Hall [Free admission]
Language: Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Japanese

 

• The Price of Workplace Flexibility
Barbara Schneider (Hannah Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology,Michigan State University)

• Social Policies, Work-Life Balance, and Fertility in Europe
Catherine Hakim (Senior Research Fellow, London School of Economics, University of London)

• Work, Child Rearing, and Institutional Mediating Factors
Ronald R. Rindfuss (Robert Paul Ziff Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina)

• Policies on Shoushika (Fertility Decline at the Below-replacement Level) and Gender Equality in Japan: Legal Foundations and Present Issues
Yoko Yajima (Senior Researcher, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co, Ltd)

• Policies for the future

Organizer and Moderator: Kazuo Yamaguchi (Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago)

For further information and registration , please contact:
Daisuke Arita (Mr.) / Intellectual Exchange Division, CGP, The Japan Foundation

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