Child Well-being in Japan
The high cost of economic success
Publication date: 46
Innocenti Occasional Papers, Economic Policy Series
No. of pages: 56
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This Innocenti Occasional Paper examines the counter-intuitive relationship between Japan’s continuing economic achievement and the good of its child population. Although child physical health and school attainment statistics have never looked better, changes in the structure of the family are having a worrying impact upon the collective psychological well-being of young Japanese. Adults and the elderly are harvesting the greater share of the benefits of economic success; the country’s children are missing out.