Conjuring the Ghosts of Missing Children: A Monte Carlo Simulation of Reproductive Restraint in Tokugawa Japan

This article quantifies the frequency of infanticide and abortion in one region of Japan by comparing observed fertility in a sample of 4.9 million person-years (1660-1872) with a Monte Carlo simulation of how many conceptions and births that population should have experienced. The simulation uses e...

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Volume: 52
Main Author: Fabian F. Drixler
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Boston Springer 01.04.2015
Springer US
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published in: Demography Vol. 52; no. 2; pp. 667 - 703
Data of publication: 20150401
ISSN: 0070-3370
1533-7790
EISSN: 1533-7790
Discipline: Economics
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Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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