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Middle Eastern Family in Transition (2017_2_40_005)

Family in the Middle East has experienced drastic changes in the past decade. Behind these changes are a declining birth rate and a growing proportion of elderly people, increasing public concern for human rights and gender equality, political developments (e.g. “Arab Spring”), and increasing employment insecurity caused by globalization. This project aims to elucidate the dynamism of family in the region from the perspectives of women, children, elderly and others who are said to be in a more vulnerable position in the family.

April 2017 - March 2019

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Murakami Kaoru
[ Co-researcher ] Iwasaki Erina (Professor, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia Univ.)
[ Co-researcher ] Okado Masaki (Researcher, Inter-University Research Institute Corporation, National Institutes for the Humanities, Center for Transdisciplinary Innovation)
[ Co-researcher ] Takemura Kazuaki (Junior Fellow, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies )
[ Co-researcher ] Hosoya Sachiko (Research Fellow, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
[ Co-researcher ] Toriyama Junko (Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, J.F.Oberlin University )

  • Ajia Keizai (in Japanese)