Demographic Responses to Short-Term Economic Stress in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Rural Japan: Evidence from Two Northeastern Villages

Noriko Tsuya, Satomi Kurosu

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Abstract

Examines the patterns and trends of demographic responses to changes in living standards in two farming villages in north-eastern Japan from 1716 to 1870. Using the local population registers (ninbetsu-aratamecho), we analyse the impacts of short-term economic stress measured by annual variations of rice prices on mortality, fertility, first marriage, and migration. The result shows that first marriage and out-migration are most responsive to short-term economic stress. Household resources and wealth also influence these individual demographic behaviours but the effects differ by sex, life stage, and type/reason of behaviour. Findings on temporal trends suggest improvements of female socio-demographic status during the late nineteenth century.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiving Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199280681
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul 1

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Marriage
Demographics
Economics
18th century
Japan
Wealth
Fertility
Mortality
Household
Standard of living
Farming
Resources

Keywords

  • Economic stress
  • Event history analysis
  • Fertility
  • Household
  • Marriage
  • Migration
  • Mortality
  • Population register
  • Pre-industrial Japan
  • Rice price

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Tsuya, N., & Kurosu, S. (2005). Demographic Responses to Short-Term Economic Stress in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Rural Japan: Evidence from Two Northeastern Villages. In Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/0199280681.003.0018

Demographic Responses to Short-Term Economic Stress in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Rural Japan : Evidence from Two Northeastern Villages. / Tsuya, Noriko; Kurosu, Satomi.

Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe. Oxford University Press, 2005.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Tsuya, N & Kurosu, S 2005, Demographic Responses to Short-Term Economic Stress in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Rural Japan: Evidence from Two Northeastern Villages. in Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/0199280681.003.0018
Tsuya N, Kurosu S. Demographic Responses to Short-Term Economic Stress in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Rural Japan: Evidence from Two Northeastern Villages. In Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe. Oxford University Press. 2005 https://doi.org/10.1093/0199280681.003.0018
Tsuya, Noriko ; Kurosu, Satomi. / Demographic Responses to Short-Term Economic Stress in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Rural Japan : Evidence from Two Northeastern Villages. Living Standards in the Past: New Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe. Oxford University Press, 2005.
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