|Budget Amount *help
¥2,600,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,600,000)
Fiscal Year 1999 : ¥1,100,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,100,000)
Fiscal Year 1998 : ¥1,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,500,000)
In this study, I have had a purpose to research demonstratively on the change of modern family in Japan, focusing on the diversification of the family lifestyle which is coming out with the contemporary change, that is, decreasing of the birth rate, increasing of the longevity rate, and advancing of information society. Especially under a hypothesis that the family is becoming to be a lifestyle as object of subjective choice for individuals who pursue themselves as they are. And then, I studied the future trend of family and the issues with that trend. After that, I tried to make some proposals on family welfare in the future.
In 1997, I tried to make some interview researches to the marital couples, the mothers with dependent children, and families caring the aged parent. On the findings of the these researches, I presented at the 49ィイD1thィエD1 conference of Kansai, Sociological Association and the 71ィイD1stィエD1 conference of Japanese Sociological Association. At these presentations, I emphasized that contemporary family in Japan has become one as a lifestyle. Many audiences showed us deep interests.
In 1998, based on these findings, I tried a survey research as quantitative study. This is a research on 2000 residents (from 35 years old to 64 years old) who live in the urban area (Higashinada-ku in Kobe city, Nishinomiya city, Ashiya city, and Takarazuka city).
In this year (1999), I tried to analyze synthetically both of the qualitative research and the quantitative research. As these precise findings, I published a report as A Report on the Outcome of a Demonstrative Study on Change of Modern Family and Diversification of Family Lifestyle.