Japan's New Public Insurance Program: Does it Make Sense as Social Policy?



John Creighton Campbell, University of Michigan

Date and Time

February 28, 2002 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM


By Invitation Only.


Okimoto Conference Room, Third Floor, East Wing, Encina Hall

FSI Contact

Russell Hancock

Professor Campbell will discuss Japan's new public, mandatory, long-term care insurance program: does it make sense as social policy? As economic policy? Professor Creighton has long been interested in the relationship between politics and substantive public policy, and in the way policies change upon implementation. He has pursued this interest mostly in the context of the Japanese political system, and in this talk he will apply his framework to Japan's foray into socialized care for the elderly.