Trends and Factors in Japan’s Long-Term Care Insurance System

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Pedro Olivares-Tirado • Nanako Tamiya


Japan’s 10-year Experience

The aging of the population (i.e. the shift in the age distribution towards people C65 years) has had a profound impact on modern society and will require increasing attention from social scientists and policymakers during the 21st century. This trend is a reflection of the success of human development as it is the result of lower mortality rates combined with decreased fertility and increased longevity (World Economic and Social Survey 2007).


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