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少子地域における子育てと地域子育て支援サービス利用の現状 : 0~2 歳児の保護者を対象としたアンケート調査結果から

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  • ショウシ チイキ ニ オケル コソダテ ト チイキ コソダテ シエン サービス リヨウ ノ ゲンジョウ : 0~2サイジ ノ ホゴシャ オ タイショウ ト シタ アンケート チョウサ ケッカ カラ
  • The current state of child-rearing and the use of regional child care support services in the declining birthrate region

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This research posed the hypothesis that the status of communities with few children is itself a factor inhibiting the use of local services for the support of child-rearing. The research seeks to validate the hypothesis by elucidating the current state of usage of child-rearing support services in regions with low child populations. This was carried out through a questionnaire presented to parents and guardians, the user demographic for these services. The responses showed that there was a high proportion of respondents raising children in the respective native towns of the mother or father, suggesting one particular feature of regions with low child populations. While these services are used as-needed, reasons given for "will not use them hereafter" included that "the region has a low child population." The most frequent response for "not currently using these services" was, "I have no use for them." However, "I would like to use them, but cannot" represented a not insignificant proportion of responses. At the same time, if we consider the current conditions of child-rearing, there is a not insignificant proportion of people citing uncertainty about child-rearing and high "feelings of constraint." While there are many people engaging in child-rearing with an affirmative attitude, the findings showed that there are, nevertheless, others who are engaging in child-rearing in the absence of these positive and affirmative emotions. The findings also showed that there are people who lack a support structure in the form of people close to them who understand their circumstances or child-rearing partners like spouses or friends. These findings suggest the importance of creating public support services to support these people.


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