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The Growth of Agricultural Output and Food Supply in Meiji Japan: Economic Miracle or Statistical Artifact?

Bassino, Jean-Pascal


It is generally accepted that agriculture played a crucial role in Japanese economic development during the Meiji period (1868-1912), which marks the country's first stage of industrialization. According to the most recent output estimates, churned out by the Long-Term Economic Statistics of Japan (LTES) project, value added in agriculture, measured in constant yen, increased at an impressive compound rate of 1.7% between 1874 and 1912, while the labor force as measured by the number of workers...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Economic Development and Cultural Change
DOI: 10.1086/497012


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