Social security and divorce in Japan

K. Sakata, C. R. McKenzie

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explain variations in the divorce rates across prefectures in Japan over the period 1982 to 2002. This paper examines the various factors which may affect divorce rates including: the effects of the generosity of social welfare; the income of females relative to males; the female employment rate; the vacancy rate; a shift to no-fault divorce, and social stigma. Two key findings of the paper are that the generosity of a particular prefecture in approving Livelihood Protection Benefits and social stigma have statistically negative impacts on the divorce rate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM 2009 - International Congress on Modelling and Simulation
Subtitle of host publicationInterfacing Modelling and Simulation with Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Proceedings
EditorsR.S. Anderssen, R.D. Braddock, L.T.H. Newham
PublisherModelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (MSSANZ)
Pages1202-1208
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780975840078
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event18th World IMACS Congress and International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Interfacing Modelling and Simulation with Mathematical and Computational Sciences, MODSIM 2009 - Cairns, Australia
Duration: 2009 Jul 132009 Jul 17

Publication series

Name18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM 2009 - International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Interfacing Modelling and Simulation with Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Proceedings

Conference

Conference18th World IMACS Congress and International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Interfacing Modelling and Simulation with Mathematical and Computational Sciences, MODSIM 2009
CountryAustralia
CityCairns
Period09/7/1309/7/17

Keywords

  • Divorce
  • Panel data
  • Welfare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Sakata, K., & McKenzie, C. R. (2020). Social security and divorce in Japan. In R. S. Anderssen, R. D. Braddock, & L. T. H. Newham (Eds.), 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM 2009 - International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Interfacing Modelling and Simulation with Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Proceedings (pp. 1202-1208). (18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM 2009 - International Congress on Modelling and Simulation: Interfacing Modelling and Simulation with Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Proceedings). Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (MSSANZ).