Do you think Japan is “subjection of women”?
Isn’t there an image that women are forced to do something?
From this kind of image, I think some people think that getting married to a Japanese man will be unhappy.
In fact, I have heard the opinion like “Japanese women look hard and painful”.
But don’t worry, it ’s actually different!
Caused by the gender gap index?
Certainly the gender gap index ranking of Japan is very lox.
It is 110th, the lowest in the G7 developed countries.
An indicator of gender disparities in social advancement in each country.
Published annually by the World Economic Forum.
Calculated from economic activity and politics, education level, fertility rate and healthy life expectancy.
- Quote ： http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-report-2018/results-and-analysis/
Understand the gender gap index
But please wait a moment.
From this result, it is too early to judge that Japanese women are unhappy.
- The lowest contents in gender gap index in Japan are political and economic.
- In terms of politics, the ruling party’s female candidates are very few at about 15%.
- There are many full-time housewives (this tendency is more pronounced as they get older)
- While more men want to work together, over 70% of women want to be a full-time housewife! !
In other words, it seems that Japanese women are not able to advance into politics and society, but do not hope so.
Of course, there are cultural reasons for this.
However, it may be because that many women think that full-time housewives has a lot of benefits, especially with regard to social advancement.
- Most of their parents were full-time housewives
- In Japan, women usually have a higher status in their homes (probably there are more henpecked husband than bossy husband)
- A full-time housewife’s mother lived elegantly
Is Japan a country where women are happy?
In recent Japan, women can choose to continue their work as a career after marriage or become a full-time housewife.
* Only when the husband’s annual income is high.
Therefore, you can decide your way of life relatively freely.
(On the other hand, it is a socially unacceptable atmosphere that men do not work)
So, the gender gap in happiness is the biggest in the world.
[Happiness Gap Index / Ranking]
1, Japan ： -8.6%
2, Jordan ： -7.1%
3, Palestine ： -4.6%
17, China ： -3.0%
29, USA ： -0.1%
39, Germany ： 1.6%
Quoted from “21st century boys parents. Advice from boys’ school teachers (book)”
In other words, in Japan, women are much happier than men.
In addition, the happiness ranking is about 50th, but Japan has a culture of “humility”, so it may actually be better.
Please look for a partner with peace of mind ^^