2023 年 8 巻 1 号 p. 41-46
Young carers " are children who routinely take care of household chores and family members with illnesses or disabilities, which are supposed to be the responsibility of adults. As a result, there is no time to play with people of the same generation, and it is not possible to build good relationships, and it can affect academic performance and mental health. In foreign households living in Japan, there are cases where children miss school and accompany their parents to hospitals or city halls because of their parents who cannot speak Japanese, or take care of household chores and siblings in place of their working parents. There is a movement to correct "young carers" in various countries, and Japan has just started to develop laws.