The Value Changes of Late-Life Divorce In Japan: A Critique of Fumie Kumagai Perspective

Prayogo, Budi and Iskandar, Kurniawaty (2019) The Value Changes of Late-Life Divorce In Japan: A Critique of Fumie Kumagai Perspective. In: ICSGS 2018, 24-26 October 2018, Central Jakarta, Indonesia.

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In the Japanese society, there have been various problems and unique phenomenon from the effects of modernization and industrialization progress. Its starting from decline in fertility rates, marriage postpone, increased rates of elderly, and a late-life divorce. Based on research from journal article by Fumie Kumagai, The phenomenon of an elderly couple's divorce or commonly called Jukunen Rikon is increasing drastically in Japan. Kumagai points out from several reasons in the form of demography, economy, culture, and gender, the most dominant influence of Jukunen Rikon's rise is baby boomers generation which born in 1947-1949 leading to an increasing percetages of elderly people in the 2000s. Criticism of Kumagai from this research is to more explained the increasing of Jukunen Rikon by the concept of male domination in Japan. This patriarchal concept resulted in the wife experiencing fatigue in the marriage relationship and make a decision to get a late-life divorce. This research uses qualitative method with previous literature research data and library research data which also examines the same theme of the value changes of late-life divorce in Japan. The study data includes other experts such as Makidon and Alexy who also discuss about Jukunen Rikon. By comparing Fumie Kumagai's perspective with the perspective of the other experts, we hope to see a value change of late-life divorce phenomenon in Japan with more comprehensive.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: late-life divorce values change government policy gender equality
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2021 11:39
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2021 11:39

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