(3) Open Seminar:
Tackling Child Poverty: Lessons from the UK and New Frontiers in Japan



Venue: Doshisha University, Kyoto
Time: January 9th, 2012 10:00~17:00

10.00 — Opening Words
Toshiaki Tachibanaki, Doshisha University

10.10 — Session 1: Child Benefits
Jonathan Bradshaw, University of York:
The New Government and Family Related Benefits in the UK

Michihiko Tokoro, Osaka City University:
Policy Responses to Child Poverty and the Limits of Japanese Welfare System: Lessons from Child Benefit Reform

12.00 — Lunch

10.10 — Session 2: Understanding Child Poverty and Social Exclusion
Moderator: Hirotoshi Yano, Mukogawa Women's University

Esther Dermott, University of Bristol:
Promoting Parenting: a UK response to improving outcomes for children

Comment: Aya ABE (IPSS)

Ichiro Matsumoto, Hokkaido University:
Child poverty and 'overlapping disadvantages'

Comment: Christina Pantazis (University of Bristol)

14.45 — Break

10.10 — Session 3 Tackling Child Poverty
Moderator: M.Mensendiek, Doshisha University

Naomi Yuzawa, Rikkyo University:
Child poverty and social work

Comment: Aya ABE (IPSS)

T. Uzuhashi, Doshsiha University:
Enhancing 'Competency of Children in Poverty (in Japanese)
Poverty and Competency of Children (in English)

Comment: David Gordon (University of Bristol)

16.45 — Closing Words

17.15 — Close

Toshiaki Tachibanaki

Toshiaki Tachibanaki is Professor of Economics at Kyoto University, Director of the Millennium Project on Aging at the Economic Planning Agency in Japan. He has held several visiting and regular positions at INSEE, OECD, Stanford, Essex, London School of Economics and various government research institutions such as EPA, Bank of Japan, MOF and MITI. He studied at Otaru University of Commerce, and received his master's degree from the Graduate School, Osaka University and PhD degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1973. He is the author of Wage Determination and Distribution in Japan, Public Policies and the Japanese Economy, Wage Differentials: An International Comparison, and Capital and Labour in Japan, and The New Paradox for the Japanese Women: Greater Choice, Greater Inequality. He was awarded the 37th Nikkei Prize for Excellent Books in Economic Science in 1994, and the Yishibashi Tanzan Prize for his book Japan's Economy Seen from the Household (Iwanami Shinsho) in 2004.

Selected Recent Publications

"Inequality and Poverty in Japan", The Japanese Economic Review, Vol.57, No.1, pp.1-27 (2006)

Unequal Society, What Is the Problem? (in Japanese), Iwanami Shinsho (2006)

Poverty Research in Japan (in Japanese), with Urakawa, K., University of Tokyo Press (2006)

"An Empirical Analysis on Poverty and Labour in Japan" (in Japanese), with Urakawa, K., The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies (Nihon Rodo Kenkyu Zasshi), Vol.49, No.6, pp.4-19 (2007)

The Effect of Changes in Family Structures on Intergenerational Transfer of Inequality in Japan, Inequalization Trend and Policy Options in Japan (with Urakawa, K.), Tokyo: Economic and Social Research Institute, pp.4-36 (2007)

"Trends in Poverty among Low-Income Workers in Japan since the Nineties" (with Urakawa, K.), Japan Labour Review, Vol.5, No.4, pp.21-48 (2008)

To Rescue the Poverty, Social Security Reform or Basic Income? (in Japanese), with Yamamori, R., Jinbunshoin (2009)

Confronting Income Inequality in Japan, The MIT Press (2009)

Educational Disparities in Japan (in Japanese), Iwanami Shinsho (2010)

The New Paradox for the Japanese Women: Greater Choice, Greater Inequality, International House of Japan (2010)