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Keiko HIRAO

Professor
Keiko HIRAO, Ph.D.

Address:
7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan
Sophia University
Building No.2, Room 1527
TEL:
+81-3-3238-3821
E-mail:

URL: http://www.hiraolinx.com/

Research

RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS

Work and family, gender and family, education, comparative family, environment and sustainable lifestyle, environmental sociology

SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

  1. Abe Fellowship, (Social Science Research Council), December 2006 - September 2008
  2. Fulbright Fellowship: Researcher Program, August 2006 - December 2006
  3. SSJ Award for Outstanding Papers, (University of Tokyo, Institute of Social Science), 2005
  4. Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (14510219), 2002-2005
  5. Social Science Research Council Japan Program: Dissertation Fellowship 1996 - 1997
  6. University of Notre Dame Dissertation Year Fellowship, 1996 - 1997
  7. John J. Kane Award: University of Notre Dame, September 1996
  8. Clogg Scholarship for ICPSR Summer Program, June 1996
  9. National Science Foundation Grant for Improving Doctoral Dissertation Research, August 1995 (SBR9521033)
  10. Fulbright Scholarship: Graduate Program, 1992 – 1997
  11. Research Grant from the Labor Research Center, Tokyo, Japan, August 1994

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

[BOOKS]

  1. Hirao, Keiko. 2015. Invisible Hand and Invisible Heart: A Horizon of Work and Family. Tokyo: Sophia University Press (Japanese)
  2. Hirao, Keiko. 1991. Child Rearing War Front. Tokyo: Chobunsha. (Japanese)

[ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS]

  1. Hirao, Keiko. 2016. "Gender and Environment." in Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies: Wiley-Blackwell. (English)
  2. Hirao, Keiko. 2015. "Gender Equality at the Bottom: Unexpected Consequences of the Family Policy in Japan." Pp. 76-87 in International Family Policies, edited by Cüneyt Dinç. Istanbul: The Journalists and Writers Foundation Press. (English)
  3. Hirao, Keiko. 2014. "Gender and Topology of Body" Pp. 139-54 Thinking of Body as Intelligence, edited by Mamoru Suzuki. Tokyo: Gakken Marketing. (Japanese)
  4. Hirao, Keiko. 2012. "Competitors in the Nest: Gender, Sibship Structure and Educational Investment in Japan and Korea." Pp. 111-32 in Changing Families in Northeast Asia: Comparative Analysis of China, Korea, and Japan, edited by Kunio Ishihara and Rokuro Tabuchi. Tokyo: Sophia University Press. (English)
  5. Hirao, Keiko. 2012. " Proliferation of ‘The Tragedy of the Commons’." Journal of Environmental Studies 7: 67-81. (Japanese)
  6. Keiko Hirao (with Ikeda, Kazuhiro). 2011. "The Discourse on Climate Change: the Mediator of Information and Events." Journal of Environmental Studies 6:47-58. (Japanese)
  7. Hirao, Keiko. 2010. "Work Histories and Family Events: Dynamic Analyses of JGSS-2009 Life Course Study." Pp. 205-216 in JGSS Monographs No.10, edited by Institute of Regional Studies Osaka University of Commerce and Institute of Social Science University of Tokyo: JGSS Research Center. (Japanese)
  8. Hirao, Keiko. 2010. “Elaborating Gender Differences in Pro-environmental Activities.” Journal of Environmental Studies 5: 5-15. (Japanese)
  9. Hirao, Keiko. 2008 "How Do We Measure Educational Attainment? Sibling Composition and Educational Attainment of Women in Japan and Korea." Pp. 196-209 in Comparative Research on Changing Family Structure in Northeast Asia: Japan, China, and Korea, edited by K. Ishihara and K. Hirao. Tokyo: Report for Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. (English)
  10. .Hirao, Keiko. 2008. "Changing Patterns of Educational Investment for Women in Japan." Kyoikushakaigaku kenkyu (Journal of Educational Sociology) 82: 89-107. (Japanese)
  11. Hirao, Keiko. 2008. "Effects of Sibship Size and Gender on Educational Attainment in Japan: Analyses of JGSS-2006." Pp. 33-44 in JGSS Monographs No.7, edited by Institute of Regional Studies at Osaka University of Commerce and Institute of Social Science at University of Tokyo: Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo. 2008. (English)
  12. Hirao, Keiko, Akiko Nagai, and Kazuyasu Sakamoto. 2007. “Educational Expenses of Japanese Household: 1989-1999." Pp. 231-45 in Kakeikenkyu Heno Apurochi (Approaches to Household Expenditure) edited by Kaku Wakui, Kyoto: Mineruba Shobo. (Japanese)
  13. Hirao, Keiko. 2007. “Work Attachment of College-Graduate Women: Are They Staying Longer?" Sophia 55, no. 4: 489-501. (Japanese)
  14. Hirao, Keiko. 2007. “Privatized Education Market and Maternal Employment in Japan.” Pp. 170-197 in Political Economy of Japan’s Low Fertility, edited by Frances McCall Rosenbluth. Stanford: Stanford University Press (English)
  15. Hirao, Keiko. 2007. “Contradictions in Maternal Roles in Contemporary Japan.” Pp. 51-83 in Working and Mothering in Asia: Images, Ideologies and Identities, edited by Theresa W. Devasahayam and Brenda S.A. Yeoh. Singapore: NIAS Press. (English)
  16. Hirao, Keiko. 2006. "Gender, Sibling, and Educational Attainment." Pp. 17-28 in Parents and Children, Siblings, and Support Network (Report on NFRJ03), edited by Keiichi Mizoguchi and Kanbara Fumiko. Tokyo: Japan Society of Family Sociology.
  17. Hirao, Keiko. 2005. "Who Returned to the Labor Market: Marriage, Childbirth and Living Arrangement with Parents." Japanese Journal of Family Sociology 17. (Japanese)
  18. Hirao, Keiko. 2005. Investment in Children and Maternal Employment. Tokyo: Report of the MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (14510219) (Primary Investigator: Hirao, Keiko) (Japanese)
  19. Hirao, Keiko. 2005. “Who Stayed in the Labor Market? The Effects of Marriage, Childbirth, Marital Cohorts, and Co-residence with Grandparents.” Pp. 61-76 in Changing Families in Post-War Japan, edited by Sonoko Kumagai and Takaharu Ookubo. Tokyo: Japan Society of Family Sociology. (Japanese)
  20. Hirao, Keiko. 2005. “Gender Gap in Investment in Higher Education.” Pp. 119-139 in Campus Life and College Renovation, edited by Kiyoshi Takeuchi. Tokyo: Sophia University Press. (Japanese)
  21. Hirao, Keiko. 2004. “Educational Strategies of Family and Maternal Employment.” Pp. 97-113 in Women's Labor Supply and Parent-Child Relations, edited by Yuki Honda. Tokyo: Keiso Shobo. (Japanese)
  22. Hirao, Keiko. 2004. “Gender Attitudes and Aspirations for the Future Life.” Pp. 58-63 in Students’ Lives in 12 Universities, 1997 and 2003, edited by Kiyoshi Takeuchi. Tokyo: Sophia University Printing Office. (Japanese)
  23. Hirao, Keiko. 2004. “Spatial Distribution of Residents with Higher Education in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area: 1960-2000.” Pp. 131-148 in Historical and Social Changes of Tokyo Metropolitan Suburbs, edited by Chiharu Ushijima. Tokyo: Report of the MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (13610226). (Japanese)
  24. Hirao, Keiko. 2003. “Use of Extra-School Services and Maternal Employment.” SSJ Data Archive Research Paper Series 2003-2:1-29. (Japanese)
  25. Hirao, Keiko. 2002. “Daily Support for Elderly Parents: Japan-U.S. Comparison.” Ningengaku Kiyo 32:123-141. (Japanese)
  26. Hirao, Keiko. 2002. “Gender, Generation and Conflicting Values.” Sophia 50:499-515. (Japanese)
  27. Hirao, Keiko. 2001. “Mothers as the Best Teachers: Japanese Motherhood and Early Childhood Education.” Pp. 180-203 in Women's Working Lives in East Asia, edited by Mary C. Brinton. Stanford: Stanford University Press. (English)
  28. Hirao, Keiko. 2001. “The Effect of Higher Education on the Rate of Labor-force Exit for Married Japanese Women.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology 42: 413-433. (English)
  29. Hirao, Keiko. 2001. “Gender in Adolescence: Sports and School Culture.” Pp. 157-175, in Contemporary Culture and Sports, edited by Mamoru Suzuki and Rihito Yamamoto. Tokyo: Dowa Shoin. (Japanese)
  30. Hirao, Keiko. 2001. “Japan-U.S. Comparison on Intergenerational Relations: Help and Assistance Provided for Elderly Parents.” In International Comparison on Family Structure: Producing and Using Public Micro-Data Sets, edited by Kunio Ishihara. Tokyo: Report of the MEXT Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research. (Japanese)
  31. Hirao, Keiko. 1999. “Who Stays in the Labor Market?” The Japanese Journal of Labour Studies 471: 29-41. (Japanese)
  32. Hirao, Keiko. 1999. “Single Parents and Child Well-being in the United States.” Sophia 48: 209-217. (Japanese)

[BOOK REVIEWS]

  1. Nukaga, Misako. Ekkyousuru nihonjin kazokuto kyouiku (Japanese Family and Education in Transgression.) Kikan Kakeikeizai Kenkyuu. 44: 2013.
  2. Robertson, Thomas. The Malthusian Moment: Global Population Growth and the Birth of American Environmentalism. Journal of Environmental Studies. 8: 2012.
  3. Kaori H. Okano. Young Women in Japan: Transition to Adulthood. Journal of Japanese Studies. 39(2): 2013.
  4. Watanabe, Hideki, Akihide Inaba, and Naoko Shimazaki. Gendai kazoku no kozo to henyo: (Structure and Change in Contemporary Japanese Families). Journal of Educational Sociology. 76: 2005.
  5. Strober, Myra H. and Agnes Miling Kaneko Chan. The Road Winds Uphill All the Way: Gender, Work, and Family in the United States and Japan. American Journal of Sociology. 106: 2000.
  6. White, Merry Isaacs. 2002. Perfectly Japanese: Making Families in an Era of Upheaval. American Journal of Sociology. 109: 2003.

PAPERS DELIVERED AT MEETINGS

  1. “Lopsided Gender Equality: Work and Family Policy in Japan.” The VI International Conference of Work and Family, IESE Business School, University of Navara, Barcelona: July, 2015
  2. "Gender Equality at the Bottom: Unexpected Consequences of the Family Policy in Japan." International Family Conference III, Istanbul: November 2014.
  3. “Construction of the Environmental Problems: Biblio-Metric Analyses of the ‘Tragedy of the Commons’” XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama: July 2014.
  4. Chair, Session on Climate Change Responses in East Asia (RC24 Environment and Society), XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama: July 2014.
  5. “Discourse on the Climate Change” (with Koichi Hasegawa and Kazuhiro Ikeda). Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Environmental Sociology, Kantogakuin University: June 2011.
  6. "Emergence of a New Domestic Work? Gender and Pro-Environmental Activities in Japan" American Sociological Association, Atlanta: August 2010.
  7. “How did the Mass Media Problematized the Climate Change? ” (with Koichi Hasegawa, Kazuhiro Ikeda, and Tomomi Shinada) Annual Meeting of the Japan Sociological Association, Nagoya University: November 2010.
  8. “Changing Patterns of Educational Investment for Women in Japan” American Sociological Association, Boston: August 2008.
  9. “Sibling Composition and Educational Attainment of Women in Japan and Korea.” International Workshop on Family Structure and Relations: Collaborative Exploration of Micro-level Data Sets in Japan, China, and Korea, Meiji University, Tokyo: December 2007.
  10. “Contradictions in Maternal Roles in Contemporary Japan.” International Workshop on Working and Mothering: Asian Women Negotiating Work Challenges and Family Commitments, National University of Singapore, Singapore: January 2004.
  11. “Privatized Education Market and Maternal Employment in Japan.” American Sociological Association, Chicago: August 2002.
  12. “Japan-U.S. Comparison on Intergenerational Relations: Daily Care Provided for Parents.” Japan Association of Family Sociology, Tokyo: September 1999.
  13. “Hazard Analyses of Re-entry to the Labor Market after Marriage and Childbirth.” Annual Meeting of the Japan Sociological Association, Kobe: November 1998.
  14. “Education and Employment Behavior: Work Histories of Married Japanese Women.” Second Annual Asian Studies Conference, Tokyo: June 1998
  15. “Education and Work Histories for Married Japanese Women: Hazard Analyses of Labor-force Exit.” Japan Sociological Association, Chiba: November 1996.
  16. “Changing Utility of Daughters and Women's Human Capital Development: Japan as an Illustrative Case.” National Council on Family Relations, Washington, D.C.: November 1997
  17. “Changing Utility of Daughters and Women's Human Capital Development: Japan as an Illustrative Case.” American Sociological Association, Toronto: August 1997
  18. “Work and Family in International Perspective: Work Histories of Japanese Women.” Michigan Family Studies Seminar, University of Michigan, and Ann Arbor: October 1996.
  19. “The Effect of Education on the Rate of Labor-force Exit for Married Japanese Women.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, New York: August 1996.
  20. “Education War Front: Dilemmas of Motherhood in Japan.” Japan-U.S. Seminar on Comparative Education, Sapporo: July 1994.

INVITED LECTURES

  1. International Federation of Family Development Briefing at the United Nations Headquarters,
    “Definition of Global Family Well-being Indicators.” New York, February 10, 2016
  2. Smith College, Program in East Asian Studies:
    “The True Story of Women’s Empowerment in Japan: Unexpected Consequences of Work and Family Policies”
    Cambridge, December, 2015.
  3. Harvard University, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs:
    Program on U.S.-Japan Relations Seminar
    “The True Story of Women’s Empowerment in Japan: Unexpected Consequences of Work and Family Policies”
    Cambridge, October, 2015.
  4. US-Japan Council, Asian American Leadership Program
    "Gender Roles and Family in Japan: Changes and Contradictions." Tokyo: November 2014,
  5. Japan Foundation, Kakehashi Project
    "Gender Roles and Family in Japan; Images and Realities." Tokyo: September-November 2014
  6. Journalists and Writers Foundation of Turkey
    “Gender, Work and Family in Japan.” Istanbul: February 29, 2012.
  7. International Woman’s Day Panel on Women and Society in Japan and Turkey,
    “Women and Family in Japan.” Fatih University, Istanbul: March 8, 2012.
  8. Invited Lecture, Jordan National Commission for Women,
    Syrian International Academy for Training and Development
    Iran-Japan Joint Roundtable on Women’s Issue
    “Changing Families and Women in Japan,” October 2008
  9. Harvard University, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs:
    Special Series on Common Problems of Industrial Democracies
    "Changing Patterns of Educational Investment for Women in Japan" March 18, 2008
  10. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for East Asian Studies, April 19, 2007
  11. Yale University, Council on East Asian Studies, April 10, 2007
  12. University of Notre Dame, Department of Sociology, April 23, 2007
    “Between Home and School: Family Educational Strategies and Maternal Employment in Japan”
  13. University of Tokyo, Institute of Social Science, Information Center for Social Science Research In Japan
    “Social Science and Public Use Data”, March 8, 2006
  14. Imaging Culture Research Institute (Konica Minolta), January 30, 2006
    “Work and Family in Japan: Diversity and Challenges”