Economic and Social Changes in the Edo Period

  • Akira Hayami
Part of the Studies in Economic History book series (SEH)


Agriculture during the Edo Period did not just have several-fold increases in production yields, but there were also major changes in production technology, production organization, in addition to the attitude of peasants to work. These changes had an extremely large impact on the Japanese society and economy, continuing up to the present day.


Family Labor Market Expansion Brown Sugar Deep Plowing Warring State Period 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Akira Hayami
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  1. 1.The Japan AcademyTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Keio UniversityTokyoJapan

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