Global Meeting on Population and the Generational Economy, August 2020
Presentation: Shun Ohno, Daily Lives and Consciousness of Elderly-Care and Nursing Migrant Workers in a Super Aging Society under State of Emergency due to the Spread of COVID-19 Infection: The Case of Japan
Japan is the most aging society in the world. Her percentage of the elderly (65 years or older) recorded the highest percentage (28.4%) in September 2019. In parallel with her rapid aging, Japan’s most elderly-care facilities have suffered more severe shortage of care and nursing workers. In order to overcome such a shortage, many of them have employed an increasing number of foreign workers especially from South East Asian countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines for the last decade. Global Spread of COVID-19 infection had given a big impact on their daily lives and consciousness especially after a number of care workers and nurses working at elderly-care facilities or hospitals were reported as being infective for COVID-19 especially in the time of State of Emergency declared all over Japan. The presenter had conducted interviews with such migrant workers as well as Japanese employers and recruitment agents by Skype, Zoom and other internet methods during this period. In this presentation, he demonstrates how the spread of COVID-19 infection had changed their daily lives and consciousness on care work, settlement and others.
File: NTA2020 Ohno
Paper: NTA2020 paper Ohno
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