Population Aging and International Health-Caregiver Migration to Japan
Gabriele Vogt, Cham: Springer, 2018.
This book introduces Japan’s current policy initiatives directed at eldercare and international labor migration, and, wherever appropriate,it adds a comparative perspective from Germany. The book shows how eldercare is currently being organized and discusses integration policies for foreigners. It studies the policy-making process behind the system, and contextualizes the migration avenue within the strong roots of Japan’s eldercare in local communities and the non-preparedness of the nation to grant local citizenship to international newcomers. Through applying an approach of multi-level policy making, putting a strong focus on the local level and introducing new approaches, this book is of interest to policy makers and scholars in aging, migration, health care, and contemporary Japan.
Table of contents:
1) Introduction: Population Aging, Health-Caregiving to the Elderly, and International Labor Migration to Japan
2) Health-Caregiving to the Elderly in Japan: Professionalized Labor, Community-Based Approaches, and International Migration
3) International Health-Caregiver Migration to Japan and Germany: Policies Designed to Fail
4) International Migration to Japan: Political and Societal Responses to the Challenge of Integration
5) Outlook: International Health-Caregiver Migration to Japan