1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Emiko Ochiai

Former Collaborating Researcher

Emiko Ochiai coordinated with UNRISD for the project Political and Social Economy of Care in the Japanese research team. At the time of her collaboration, she was Professor of Sociology at Kyoto University. She completed her post-graduate studies in Sociology at the University of Tokyo in 1987. She was a lecturer at the Doshisha Women’s College from 1987 to 1993, a visiting research fellow at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure from 1993 to 1994, and an associate professor at the International Research Centre for Japanese Studies from 1994 to 2003.Specializing in family sociology and family history, Ochiai is also active in the field of gender studies. Her publications in English include: The Japanese Family System in Transition: A Sociological Analysis of Family Change in Postwar Japan, Tokyo: LTCB International Library Foundation, 1997. Asia’s New Mothers: Crafting Gender Roles and Childcare Networks in East and Southeast Asian Societies, co-editor with Barbara Molony, Folkestone, Kent: Global Oriental, 2008. The Stem Family in EurAsian Perspective, co-editor with Antoinette Fauve-Chamoux, Bern: Peter Lang, 2009. “Care Diamonds and Welfare Regimes in East and South-East Asian Societies: Bridging Family and Welfare Sociology & ” International Journal of Japanese Sociology, 18: 60-78, 2009. “The Birth of the Housewife in Contemporary Asia: Globalization and the Modern Family.” In Ochiai and Molony eds., Asia's New Mothers.