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Collections: Childcare Numbers

 

1.43

Total fertility rate (average number of children per woman)

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Day care enrolees

1,904,000in 2000

 

2,185,000 in 2013

454,000 in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa


Day care nurseries

22,199 in 2000

 

22,548 in 2013

 

5,019 in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa


Full-time equivalent workers

409,270 in 2000

 

476,450 in 2014


Full-time teachers

106,067 in 2000

 

103,608 in 2014

 

31,839 in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa


Number of kindergartens

14,451 in 2000

 

12,905 in 2014

 

2,931 in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa


Kindergarten enrollment

1,774,000 in 2000

 

1,557,000 in 2014

 

513,000 in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa


23,000 Children on official waiting lists for nursery schools


60,000 Children on “hidden” waiting lists


-¥40,000

Wage gap between childcare providers and female workers across all industries.

Sources: Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Labor and Welfare Ministry,

 

Published in: November 2016

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