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Living Standards in the PastNew Perspectives on Well-Being in Asia and Europe$
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Robert C. Allen, Tommy Bengtsson, and Martin Dribe

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199280681

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199280681.001.0001

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Wages, Inequality, and Pre-Industrial Growth in Japan, 1727–1894

Wages, Inequality, and Pre-Industrial Growth in Japan, 1727–1894

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(p.77) 3 Wages, Inequality, and Pre-Industrial Growth in Japan, 1727–1894
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Living Standards in the Past
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Osamu Saito

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199280681.003.0004

It is widely recognized that in Japan before the Meiji Restoration there occurred a gradual increase in output. Examines whether or not the trend in real wages diverged from that of per capita output growth, and concludes that traditional Japan did not exhibit a drastic divergence between wage change and output growth as experienced in early modern

Western Europe. Also explores briefly the factors accounting for the differences between the two pre-modern growth processes.

Keywords:   farm output, GDP per capita, inequality, Japan, labour market, pre-modern growth, real wages, Smithian growth

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