Hirao Keiko / 平尾 桂子Hirao Keiko
Dr. Keiko Hirao is a Professor at the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies. Her research interest includes social sustainability, the construction of environmental issues, intergenerational relations, and gender and environment.
She is the author of Child Rearing War Front (Chobunsha 1991), chapters in Women's Working Lives in East Asia (Stanford University Press 2001), Political Economy of Japan's Low Fertility (Stanford University Press, 2006), Working and Mothering: Images, Ideologies, and Identities (NIAS Press,2007).
Her recent book, Invisible Hands and Invisible Heart (Sophia University Press 2015), discusses the structural undervaluation of care work vis-à-vis pecuniary activities. She also co-authored Families, Family Policies, and Sustainable Development Goals (UNICEF 2019), a policy tool that evaluates family policies worldwide across the six Sustainable Development Goals.
SDGs related to research activities
Invisible Heart for Invisible Hand
Keiko Hirao, Graduate School of Global Environment Studies
Hirao Keiko, Professor
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies,
Master’s (Doctoral) Program in Global Environmental Studies