Children of the Japanese State
The Changing Role of Child Protection Institutions in Contemporary Japan
By (author) Roger Goodman
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Children of the Japanese State by Roger Goodman
Book DescriptionIn Japan today over 30,000 children are in the care of the state because their parents or guardians cannot, will not, or are not considered competent to look after them. Drawing on his long-term fieldwork in an institution for such children, Roger Goodman describes what happens to them in a country that has no professional social workers and little tradition of adopting or fostering children in need of care, and explains how, in the 1990s, the convergence of several factors in particular Japan's rapidly declining birth-rate, its signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and its 'discovery' of child abuse led to a new role for child protection institutions which had otherwise scarcely changed over the past 50 years. In the process, he provides the first full account in English of the development and delivery of child welfare in the world's second largest economy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198234227
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roger Goodman
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Family and Social Policy in Japan, Paperback (November 2002)» View all books by Roger Goodman
This 2002 book is an in-depth study of the formation of social policy in a non-western society.
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