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Presented By: Center for Japanese Studies

CJS Lecture Series | The Link Between Marriage and Fertility and Changing Pathways to First Marriage in Japan

Jim Raymo, Professor of Sociology and the Henry Wendt III ’55 Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University

Jim Raymo, Professor of Sociology and the Henry Wendt III ’55 Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University Jim Raymo, Professor of Sociology and the Henry Wendt III ’55 Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University
Jim Raymo, Professor of Sociology and the Henry Wendt III ’55 Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University
The low prevalence of cohabiting unions and non-marital childbearing in Japan is inconsistent with the expectations of prominent theories of family change in low fertility societies. In this study, we use data from large national surveys to describe growing heterogeneity in pathways to first marriage in Japan, focusing on the temporal ordering of cohabitation, pregnancy, marriage, and first childbirth.

Jim Raymo is Professor of Sociology and the Henry Wendt III ’55 Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University. Raymo’s research focuses primarily on evaluating patterns and potential consequences of major demographic changes in Japan. He has published widely on key features of recent family change, including delayed marriage, extended coresidence with parents, and increases in premarital cohabitation, shotgun marriages, and divorce. In other lines of research, he has examined health outcomes at older ages in Japan and their relationship with family, work, and local area characteristics and has examined multiple dimensions of well-being among the growing population of single mothers and their children in Japan.

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This colloquium series is made possible by the generous support of the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant.

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Jim Raymo, Professor of Sociology and the Henry Wendt III ’55 Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University Jim Raymo, Professor of Sociology and the Henry Wendt III ’55 Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University
Jim Raymo, Professor of Sociology and the Henry Wendt III ’55 Professor of East Asian Studies, Princeton University

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