NIRA Review Autumn 1998
- The Socioeconomic Consequences of Population Aging in Japan
- Population age distributions in Japan are changing rapidly: the elderly are increasing and the young are decreasing, a development that could give rise to slower economic growth and to increased social security costs.
Immigration, Labor, and Birthrates: Population Policies and Trends in Sweden
- In Sweden today, "Swedishness" has ceased to be a demographic aim, and the Riksdag has introduced innovative policies designed to attract immigrants. But the country's policy measures don't seem to influence personal choices such as family size and place of residence.
Malthusian Survivalism: The One-Child Policy and Its Importance in Limiting China's Population
Christopher A. Reed
- China today is in the midst of one of the greatest experiments in demographic control in world history. Its "one-child" policy involves an epic struggle to limit and to stabilize resources, population, and human fertility.
- On Japan's "Depopulation"
Makoto Atoh and Shinyasu Hoshino
- Why are Japanese women having fewer children? Why do people stay single for so long? Western-style individualism plays some role, but "familism," Professor Atoh concludes, is a much more powerful and explanatory force.
- Hong Kong After the Handover
Peter T.Y. Cheung
- Hong Kong's administrative system and policies carried over from the colonial era have been called into question by new difficulties that have emerged in the post-1997 era. A grand new strategy is needed to arrest the current economic recession and to defuse the looming social and political tensions in Hong Kong.
- Japan's New NPO Law
- Earlier this year, a new NPO Law was established in Japan that aims to elevate the status of nonprofit organizations. The Law may be one small step in Japan's efforts to transform itself into a truly civil society.
- Think Tank Trends
- Restructuring Korea's Think Tanks
- As Korea's public sector goes through the process of downsizing in the pursuit of "small government," the roles of public research institutes need to be redefined. Most of those institutes are currently in the process of restructuring to adapt to the new environment.
- NIRA Research Profile
- New Systems for Preventing Harmful Effects of Pharmaceutical and Biochemical Products
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