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

Noriko O. Tsuya, Satomi Kurosu

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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.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルLiving Standards in the Past
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルNew Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe
出版社Oxford University Press
ISBN(印刷版)9780199280681
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出版ステータスPublished - 2005 7 1

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  • 経済学、計量経済学および金融学(全般)

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