University of Tokyo Press. Item #45821
Historical demography is the study of patterns and changes in a society's population before the collection of data through modern censuses. In this volume, Akira Hayami, one of the pioneers of historical demography in Japan, reports on the findings of researchers who are working with rich sources of data. He explains the importance of their conclusions not only for historical studies but also for understanding the demography of contemporary Japan and its foreseeable future.