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Miyuki Inaba Last modified date:2023.08.31

Professor / Division for Humanities and Social Sciences / Faculty of Arts and Science

1. Enid, O. Cox., Johny Augustine, & Miyuki Inaba, The Social and Solidarity Economy Movement in the US: Potential Linkages to Social Welfare and Related Social Justice Movements, UN Inter-Agency Task Force for Social and Solidarity Economy, UNSSE Knowledge Hub for SDGs, 2019.07, [URL], The SSE movement is gaining recognition in the U.S. and numerous projects that incorporate SSE values that give primacy to social and environmental needs over goals of profit and wealth accumulation, are in process and being initiated. The current U.S. political/social/economic context clearly illustrates the need for transformation of the existing system. The lack of the existing system to meet basic human needs such as healthcare and refusal of political leaders to acknowledge environmental issues are key concerns. The SSE movement is an important partner for on-going movements with similar values and goals, as well as providing critical resources to participants in SSE projects and the communities they are operating in, and the development of useful examples for potential replication. The potential of strong mutual-support linkages to the social welfare movement and other human rights and social action groups that can generate resources to further SSE program development and implement SDGs is explored. Attention is called to the critical linkage of the personal, interpersonal, community, and political/social/economic to personal and social problems. The basic values and selected intervention strategies of radical social work are reviewed with reference to the transformative goals of SSE, principles of SSE projects, and potential collaborations..
2. Miyuki Inaba, Aging and Elder Care in Japan: A Call for Empowerment-Oriented Community Development, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 10.1080/01634372.2016.1258023, 59, 7-8, 587-603, 2016.11, [URL], This article provides a brief overview of the situation of the elderly and their caregivers in Japan, including demographic changes in Japan, development and changes in long-term care policy that have targeted the poorly integrated community care system, and other challenges that the elderly and family caregivers face. Policy direction designed to address these issues is increasingly targeting care by the community versus support care by society (which was initially the main strategy). The potential of empowerment-oriented community develop- ment intervention strategies to decrease the gap between available institutional and formal community-based services and the needs of the elderly and their families in their efforts to meet late life challenges is described. The need for an increased role of social workers in community development interventions is explored and strategies are suggested..
3. Social Development in the Philippines: Reducing Poverty through the Social Business Model.
4. Faisal Ahmmed, Tahmina Islam, Golam M. Mathbor, Miyuki Inaba, Elderly People among the Patra Ethnic Group in Bangladesh: A Qualitative Study, Studies in Languages and Cultures, 37, 51-61, 2016.10.
5. Coping with Care Receiving in Late Life: Useful Messages from the Elderly.
6. Miyuki Inaba, Social Policy and Services for the Elderly in Japan: The Need to Build Social Capital Intervention Strategies, Studies in Languages and Cultures, 35, 103-112, 2015.10, Japan is aging more rapidly than predicted by the government and at a higher rated than other developed countries. In 2013, the number of people aged 65 or over rose by 1.1 million to 31.9 million and has reached 25.1 percent of the population. In 2000, the government initiated a mandatory Long-term Care Insurance (LTCI) system, the first in Asia, to support older people in leading a more independent life at home and to reduce the burden of family caregiving, particularly for women who are the primary caregivers. Increased aging has also resulted in an increase in the number of elderly with dementia. Overtime, the LTCI has shifted its focus from the provision f a wide range of services to the establishment of an integrated community care system to address multiple levels of care. This paper provides a brief overview and analysis of demographic changes in Japan, describes current development and changes of LTCI and dementia policy, ad discusses the need for development of social capital in a community. A case example illustrated the use of social capital to enhance community-based dementia care is provided. Key words: Japan, policy and services, elderly care, dementia, social capital, social support network.
7. The study of e-Democracy from Two Perspectives: e-Government and e-Participation.
8. Information Network Village Project in South Korea: An approach to reduce information and economic inequality.
9. Inaba Miyuki, Increasing Poverty in Japan: Social Policies and Public Assistance Program, Asian Social Work and Policy Review, pp. 79-91, 2011.06, [URL], 本論文は日本における貧困の実態をOECDデータに基づき国際比較し、日本がアメリカに次ぎ貧困者が多い国であることを示す。そのような貧困者には社会保障制度(最後のセーフティネットと呼ばれる)の生活保護の課題を論じ、受給者が社会に復帰できるためには寄り添い型支援(パーソナルサポートモデル事業)が必要であることを指摘している。

Until quite recently, the problem of poverty was largely ‘‘invisible’’ in Japan, since the poverty rate was relatively low and issues surrounding poverty received little attention. However, the recent financial and economic crisis caused such an increase in the poverty rate that it could no longer be ignored. When the government announced a poverty rate for the first time in 2009 (15.7% for the year 2007), the nation was shocked. Poverty is now widely discussed and ‘‘visible’’ in Japan, and Japanese policy makers have been forced to formulate and implement strategies to help the poor. The contribution of changing inter- national and national economic and social conditions to increased poverty, including population changes in Japan, is also noted. This paper aims to provide an overview of the poverty situation and the nature of social policy that addresses poverty. It describes in particular the national public assis- tance program, which is a major public income-support program and is considered as the ‘last safety net’ available for the poor in Japan. In conclusion, the paper explores the key problems faced by the program and discusses the challenges associated with tackling a dramatic increase in poverty.
Keywords Japan; poverty; public assistance program; social policy.
10. Inaba Miyuki, Aging, Poverty, and Community Practice in the United States: The Need for Empowerment-Oriented Practice , Studies in Languages and Cultures, No. 26, February 2011, 第26号, 23-35頁, 2011.02, アメリカにおいても地域を基盤にした貧困高齢者への様々な支援は深刻化している。アメリカの社会保障制度の中でも高齢者法について歴史的に説明し、既存のサービスの内容とその問題点を論じている。医療モデルが主流であるため地域住民やグループの協力体制を築く取り組みが展開されてこなかった点を指摘した上で、地域内のさまざまな資源を動員し、ネットワークを築き、個人・家族(グループ)・地域レベルでのエンパワーメント志向型のソーシャルワーク実践の必要性を考察した。.
11. Inaba Miyuki, Adjustment of international Graduate Students of Eastern Cultures to the American Popular and Educational Culture: A Qualitative Research, Studies in Languages and Cultures, 25, 101-112, 2010.03, 新しい環境や教育システムのアメリカの大学院へ留学生が抱える課題についてインタビューを通して明らかにした。デンバー大学に在籍するインド(8名)と日本(7名)からの大学院生からの質的調査の結果、留学生の学業、生活、人間関係などの領域で抱える問題も多様であることがわかった。ニーズを分類し、より留学生が新しい環境へ適応できるような支援体制づくりが受け入れ大学に必要である。.
12. Mainstreaming Ageing and Disability Issues in Development: A Review of UNESCAP Strategies.
13. Inaba Miyuki, Implementation of Elderly Care in Japan: Long-Term Insurance Policy and Social Work Practice, Toward Establishing Sustainable Planning and Governance II Proceedings, 155-173, 2007.12.
14. Global Social Welfre Yearbook 2006.
15. Global Social Welfare Yearbook 2006.
16. Inaba Miyuki, ”Coping with Late-life Challenges: Development and Validation of the Care-Receiver Efficacy Scale”(老年期の挑戦:要介護高齢者自己効力感スケールの検証と開発), 『The Gerontologist』 , 46, 5, 640-649, 2006.10, 要介護高齢者のケアを受ける役割に関する上での自己効力力に関する尺度は未だに存在しない。そこkで、本研究は介護を受ける高齢者の役割を整理しどのような姿勢、言動や活動に取り組むことが介護者と円滑なパートナーシップ形成の要因になるのかという問題意識に焦点をあて、尺度開発に取り組んでいる。今回は177名からの回答に基づき、自己効力力尺度は心理・社会・行動に基づいた介入を評価するために有効であると考えられる。今後、尺度の改良と妥当性を高める必要がある点も指摘した。.
17. Inaba Miyuki, Women, Welfare, and Microenterprise Development Programs in the United States: The Role of Social Work (アメリカにおける女性、福祉、マイクロエンタープライズ:ソーシャルワークの役割), 『言語文化叢書』第17 開発と社会政策 Vol. 1, Vol. 1 pp.71-106, 2006.03, 1980年代からアメリカでは貧困層を対象に自営業を通して自立を支援するマイクロエンタープライズプログラムが増加しており、2001年時点でも700以上の団体が報告されている。この貧困削減戦略は貧困層、特にウェルフェアマザー(福祉に依存するシングルマザー)に対する自立支援の方法として注目されている。本論では、途上国で生まれたこの貧困削減戦略の歴史的背景と経過について述べ、この戦略がいかにアメリカのウェルフェアマザーへの支援方法として導入された要因、現状、ソーシャルワーク専門職の役割と課題について考察した。.
18. 稲葉美由紀, The Need for a New Approach to Development: Local Social Development (Research Needs in the Field)
第12巻第1号、pp. 17−26, 『福岡県立大学紀要』, 第12巻第1号、17−26, 2003.12.
19. 稲葉美由紀, The Need for a New Approach to Development: Local Social Development (Historical Perspective)、第11巻第1号、pp.35−52, 『福岡県立大学紀要』, 第11巻第1号、35−52, 2002.10.
20. 稲葉美由紀, アメリカ福祉改革の動向:TANFと母子家庭, 『福岡県立大学紀要』, 第10巻第2号、43−56頁, 2002.02.
21. Inaba Miyuki, Microenterprise Development as a Strategy of Economic Independence for Women on Welfare, Social Development Issues, 23, 2, 11-17, vol. 23 No. 2, 11-17, 2001.01, [URL], 貧困削減戦略としてマイクロエンタープライズ(MDP)が有効なのかについて事例研究を通して検証した。コロラド州にあるヒスパニックを対象とするNPOが実施しているMDPの対象者(13名)とプログラム関係者(4名)へ半構造化インタビューを行い、参加者の体験および声を通してプログラム評価をした。MDPは参加者の心理的エンパワーメントへの貢献してはいるものの、経済的自立にはほとんどつながっていない状況が明らかになった。成功への阻害要因として、運営上の条件、特にこどもの医療保険、サポーとおよびメンターの欠如、ニーズとマッチしない金額などにまとめられた。プログラムの改善点を提示した。.
22. Inaba Miyuki, Challenges and Issues under the Long-term Care Insurance for the Elderly in Japan, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 36, 3/4, 51-61, 2002.08, 日常生活を営む上で支援が必要な高齢者を対象とする介護保険制度について、この制度が創設されることとなった理由、制度の仕組み、運用について詳しく概観した。介護を必要とする高齢者数は今後も増加すると推測される中、公的サービスの提供だけでは不十分である。この問題に対応するため、ソーシャルワーカーは何ができるのか。今後専門職が力を注がなければならない領域(援助技術、サービスへのアクセス、能力強化、政策分析とアドボカシー、研究)について検討している。.
23. Inaba Miyuki, Evaluation of Mi Casa Microenterprise Program for Women on Welfare: A View From Within, Ph.D. Dissertation,Gradiate School of Social Work, University of Denver, 2000.02.
24. Inaba Miyuki, Measurement in Transitional Situations: The Social Development Paradigm and Its Nuances, Regional Development Dialogue , Vol. 18 No. 1 Spring 1997, pp. 17-28, 1997.04, 社会的発展をどう測るのか、という問題意識に基づいて開発の社会指標に焦点をあてた論文である。特に、地域レベルでのバランスのとれた開発(経済と社会)についてさまざまな国際機関のこれまでの取り組みのリビューをし、地域開発を測る一つの方法としてシングルシステムデザインを提案した。.
25. Miyuki Inaba, Chapter 4: Organization of Training, The Training Design for Local Social Development: The Single System Design in Competency-Based Training (Edited by John F. Jones and Toshihiro Yogo), pp. 47-103, 1994.01.