Studies of san'in region

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Studies of san'in region 9
2016-12-31 発行


The Shumon-Aratame-Cho and the population change of a seashore village in Iwami Region
Ogawa, Masako San’in Research Center Faculty of Law & Literature, Shimane University
This paper analyses the factors of the population change in coastal area of Iwami Region in the Tokugawa era. The shumon-aratame-cho of the village in the domain of Hamada was used as historical documents for the study. As the analysis of documents, it became clear that high population growth brought by natural increase, low net migration rates and lower mortality. More than 60 percent households increased by branch, and the non-landowning class had a high ratio of permanent residents. The economic base in the seashore village had become a factor of a strong orientation to the inheritance of the family.