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Our paper on “Chain effects of clean water: The Mills–Reincke phenomenon in early 20th-century Japan” has been published in Economics & Human Biology

Our paper on “Chain effects of clean water: The Mills–Reincke phenomenon in early 20th-century Japan” has been published in Economics & Human Biology. This study explores the validity of chain effects of clean water, which are known as the “Mills–Reincke phenomenon,” in early 20-century Japan. Recent studies have reported that water purifications systems are responsible […]

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Our paper on “Price shocks in regional markets: Japan’s Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923” has been published in Economic History Review

Our paper on “Price shocks in regional markets: Japan’s Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923” has been published in Economic History Review. Japan’s Great Kantō Earthquake of 1 September 1923 devastated the area around Tokyo and the country’s main port of Yokohama. This article uses the earthquake as a case study to inform our understanding of […]

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Presenting our paper on “Consumption smoothing in the working-class households of interwar Japan” at the European Social Economic Society Conference 2019

Presenting our paper on “Consumption smoothing in the working-class households of interwar Japan” at the European Social Economic Society Conference 2019The Economic Historical Economics Society Conference (EHSC 2019) will be held on 29th-31st August 2019 at Paris School of Economics. The presentation titled “Consumption smoothing in the working-class households of interwar Japan” will be delivered. […]

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Our paper on “Disease and child growth in industrialising Japan: Critical windows and the growth pattern, 1917-39” has been published in Explorations in Economic History

Our paper on “Disease and child growth in industrialising Japan: Critical windows and the growth pattern, 1917-39” has been published in Explorations in Economic History. This paper assesses how the disease environment, proxied by infant mortality rates, influenced children’s growth in interwar Japan. We use data drawn from government records from 1929 to 1939 which […]

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Presenting our paper on “Persistence of natural disasters on child health: Evidence from the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923” at the Economic History Society Annual Conference 2019

The Economic History Society Annual Conference (EHSC 2019) will be held on 5-7th April 2019 at Queen’s University Belfast. The presentation titled “Persistence of natural disasters on child health: Evidence from the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923” will be delivered. Presentation Information:Academic session “ASIIIE: Mortality” (PFC/02/026) on 6th April 2019 14:00-16:00. Kota Ogasawara (Tokyo Institute of Technology)Persistence […]

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Our paper on “The long-run effects of pandemic influenza on the development of children from elite backgrounds: Evidence from industrializing Japan” has been published in Economics & Human Biology.

Our paper on “The long-run effects of pandemic influenza on the development of children from elite backgrounds: Evidence from industrializing Japan” has been published in Economics & Human Biology. This study estimates the lingering effects of fetal exposure to the 1918 influenza pandemic on the development of secondary school and girls’ high school students in industrializing […]

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Our paper on “Early-life exposure to weather shocks and child height: Evidence from industrializing Japan” has been published in Social Science & Medicine: Population Health.

Our paper on “Early-life exposure to weather shocks and child height: Evidence from industrializing Japan” has been published in Social Science & Medicine: Population Health. In this study, we estimate the long-run effects of early-life exposure to weather shocks on the height of primary school children. To estimate the global impacts on almost the entire […]

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Our paper on “Public health and multiple-phase mortality decline: Evidence from industrializing Japan” has been published in Economics & Human Biology.

Our paper on “Public health and multiple-phase mortality decline: Evidence from industrializing Japan” has been published in Economics & Human Biology. A growing body of literature shows the mitigating effects of water-supply systems on the mortality rates in large cities, yet the heterogeneities in the effects have been understudied. This study fills in the gap in […]

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Our paper on “Long-run effects of early childhood exposure to cholera on final height: Evidence from industrializing Japan” has been featured at PLOS Channels: Cholera.

Our paper on “Long-run effects of early childhood exposure to cholera on final height: Evidence from industrializing Japan” has been featured at PLOS Channels: Cholera, a global forum for cholera research. Kota Ogasawara, Tatsuki Inoue.Long-run effects of early childhood exposure to cholera on final height: Evidence from industrializing Japan.Social Science & Medicine: Population Health 4, 2018, […]

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Our paper on “Long-run effects of early childhood exposure to cholera on final height: Evidence from industrializing Japan” has been published in Social Science & Medicine: Population Health.

Our paper on “Long-run effects of early childhood exposure to cholera on final height: Evidence from industrializing Japan” has been published in Social Science & Medicine: Population Health. Pandemic cholera is one of the most topical and urgent issues in many developing countries. However, although a growing body of research has shown the negative long-run […]

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Our paper on “Heterogeneous treatment effects of safe water on infectious disease: Do meteorological factors matter?” has been published in Cliometrica.

Our paper on “Heterogeneous treatment effects of safe water on infectious disease: Do meteorological factors matter?” has been published in Cliometrica. Mortality from waterborne infectious diseases remains a serious issue globally. Investigating the efficient laying plan of waterworks to mitigate the risk factors for such diseases has been an important research avenue for industrializing countries. […]

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Our paper on “Health and education during industrialization: Evidence from early twentieth century Japan” has been published in International Journal of Educational Development.

Our paper on “Health and education during industrialization: Evidence from early twentieth century Japan” has been published in International Journal of Educational Development. By exploiting the detailed information available from the household surveys conducted in Tokyo after the First World War, this study investigates children’s status in working-class households in Japan. Our analysis suggests that […]