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Lifestyles and Career Designs of Japanese Baby-boomers

By 川喜多 喬

Abstract

This survey, sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, revealed a diversity of life-planning and carerre perspectives in people in their fifties, the so-called “dankai no sedai” or Japanese baby-boomers. The survey focused on the bright side of this generation, and found most of them to be happy, healthy and highly motivated, and that many are socially active as networkers and knowledge hunters, and interested in community work. Their demands will sustain such growing industries as health maintenance, housing and gardening, and education and learning. Although some employees feel their employment is becoming increasingly insecure, many “gray-haired” entrepreneurs are highly spirited and contributing to the creation of new jobs. The latter want to re-learn management theories and techniques, and the former want to redirect their job skills. In a nutshell, the middle-aged generation may become the pioneers of emerging leaning organizations and the information society

Publisher: 法政大学キャリアデザイン学会
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:hosei.repo.nii.ac.jp:00004351

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