Livelihood and Care of the Elderly: Determinants of Public Attitudes in Japan
AbstractThis study analyses public attitudes towards the degree of government involvement in ensuring the livelihood and care of the elderly in Japan. Using four waves of individual-level annual data from the Japanese General Social Survey collected over the period 2000-2005, we estimate ordered logit models with various explanatory variables based on the socio-demographic, economic, political, and social background of the respondents. Many significant factors are common for both livelihood and care specifications, their effects being qualitatively the same and in line with our prior expectations. The estimation results also show positive coefficients of year intercept dummies, implying an increase in support of a government-based system over time. Further investigation shows that this trend is caused by those who favour government redistribution policies becoming increasingly more consistent in their support for a government-based social security system in Japan.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung) in its series MAGKS Papers on Economics with number 200912.
Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Publication status: Forthcoming in
Livelihood of elderly; care of elderly; public attitudes; aging societies; Japan;
Other versions of this item:
- Hayo, Bernd & Ono, Hiroyuki, 2011. "Livelihood and care of the elderly: Determinants of public attitudes in Japan," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 25(1), pages 76-98, March.
- H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
- Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2009-03-22 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2009-03-22 (All new papers)
- NEP-PBE-2009-03-22 (Public Economics)
- NEP-POL-2009-03-22 (Positive Political Economics)
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