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    JAPAN - "Womenomics": women to the rescue of Japan's economy?

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    We head to Japan where 70% of women quit their jobs after the birth of their first child. That's not good for the economy especially in a country with low birth rates and an aging population. This has prompted the government to try and lure women back into the workforce, a concept dubbed "womenomics". Some experts say that if Japan succeeds in this effort, Japan's GDP per capita would increase by as much as 5%... Marie Linton, Kiwa Wakabayashi and Justin McCurry have more.


    A show prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

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