7331027 Sociology

Numbering Code U-LET30 17331 LJ45 Year/Term 2021 ・ Second semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type special lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language English Day/Period Fri.2
Instructor name ASATO WAKO (Graduate School of Letters Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course will discuss how welfare regimes intertwine with migration regimes in the process of rapid economic development and demographic change in Asian countries. One of the features of the Asian economic miracle was not only utilizing the demographic dividend and high educational attainment of its labor force, but also accepting migrants, domestic workers in particular, to facilitate the participation of local women in the labor market. From the social policy side, liberal familialism in Asian countries justified maintenance of “family value” and the commercialization and externalization of reproductive work by recruiting foreign domestic worker as an extra family member. Sometimes this familialism triggered cross border marriage for the formation of family welfare and this became the foundation of multiculturalism in some societies. In the process of demographic ageing, some Asian countries also borrowed institutional frameworks of welfare states in Europe such as Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Therefore, divergence of welfare regime of Asian countries is observed. Students will receive basic instruction on welfare policy, migration policy and related policies in Asian countries.
Course Goals Students will receive basic instruction on welfare policy, migration policy and related policies in Asian countries.
Schedule and Contents A detailed plan for each class may be changed depending on the participants.
The contents of the course include the following classes.
1. Economic development in Asia
2. Demographic change
3. Diversity of political system
4. Development and migration
5. Feminization of labor and migration
6. Ageing and migration
7. Population policy and marriage migration
8. Social integration/multicultural policy
9. Logic of human rights and migration
10. Policy of sending countries
11. International labor market formation
12. International collaboration and mutual benefit
13. Welfare Regime
14. Familialism
15. Conclusion
Evaluation Methods and Policy participation and papers.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) readings and reaction comments are important.
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