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Unformatted text preview: overall. Although parasite singles do increases the demand for brand named goods, they also decrease the demand for housing. As a result, parasite singles are one of the causes for the declining Japanese economy. The declining birth rate in Japan is also attributed to parasite singles. The desire to continue such luxurious lifestyles have led to people putting off marriage until a later age; not wanting a life of responsibility and hardship. According to a study, individuals who lived by themselves did not experience a lower standards of living after getting married; however, individuals who lived with their parents saw a significant drop in their standards of living after marriage. Such results demonstrate that young people would rather stay single than get married. However, if this trend continues, Japan’s economy and society will continue to decline....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2010 for the course SOC Japan 63 taught by Professor Sabinefruhstuck during the Winter '10 term at UCSB.
- Winter '10