Hidden in Plain Sight: Stillbirths and Infanticides in Imperial Japan

Around 1900, an extraordinary number of stillbirths appeared in Japan's statistical yearbooks. This article investigates possible biological explanations but concludes that Japan's anomalous stillbirth rates were primarily the result of the deliberate misreporting of infanticides and abort...

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Volume: 76
Main Author: Drixler, Fabian F
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: New York, USA Cambridge University Press 01.09.2016
CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
published in: The Journal of economic history Vol. 76; no. 3; pp. 651 - 696
Data of publication: 20160900
ISSN: 0022-0507
1471-6372
EISSN: 1471-6372
Alternate Title: Stillbirths and Infanticides in Imperial Japan
Drixler
Discipline: Economics
Statistics
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