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Agriculture and Economic Growth: Japan's Experience

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by Kazushi Ohkawa & Bruce F. Johnston & Hiromitsu Kaneda
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Agriculture and Economic Growth: Japan's Experience by Kazushi Ohkawa & Bruce F. Johnston & Hiromitsu Kaneda

This book contains updated versions of a set of papers presented at the International Conference on Agriculture and Economic Development-A Symposium on Japan's Experience which was held in Tokyo, July, 1967. These papers make a comprehensive reappraisal of Japan's agricultural development and its relevance to economic growth over the last 100 years. They emphasize long-term studies in analyzing Japan's agricultural development, with the century following the Meiji Restoration as the historical setting. Intensive consideration is also given to the Meiji Era, 1868-1912.

Part I considers the historical phases of Japan's development, and attempts to give a comprehensive exposition of Japan's long-term growth. Part II deals with productivity growth and technological progress; Part III treats agricultural population and labor force; Part IV includes papers dealing with exports of primary products, credit and financial institutions, farm-household savings, the impact of Land Reform, and food consumption patterns.

Originally published in 1970.

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Pages: 456
Size: 15.6 MB
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781400872039 (DRM-PDF)

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