Part I Perspective on the History of Women and Family in Japanese Economic Development 1 The Labour Market and Labour Migration in Small Post Towns in Early Modern Japan: The Relationship between a Town and its Outlying Villages in the Northeastern Domain of Nihonmatsu in the Eighteenth to Nineteenth CenturiesMiyuki Takahashi 2 Economic Development and Labour Supply in Underdeveloped Regions: An Analysis of the Labour Supply of Domestic Servants in Northern Akita Prefecture, Japan, 1910-1924Masahiro Ogiyama 3 Childrearing Methods and Decreased Growth: An Examination of Infant Health in the Farming Communities of Taisho Japan (1912-1926)Kazunori Murakoshi 4 Changes in Female Height and Age of Menarche in Modern Japan, 1870s-1980s: Reconsideration of Living Standards during the Interwar PeriodKen'ichi Tomobe Part II Book Reviews 5 Review of Satomi Kurosu (ed.), Rekishi Jinkogaku kara mita Kekkon, Rikon, Saikon (Marriage, Divorce and Re-marriage from the Perspective of Historical Demography) Motoyasu Takahashi 6 Review of Chikako Kato, Kindai Nihon no Kokumin Togo to Jenda (National Integration and Gender in Modern JapanKazue Enoki 7 Review of Hiroko Nagano and Yuko Matsumoto (ed.) Jenda shi So sho 6 Keizai to Sho hi Shakai (Gender History Series, Vol. 6: Consumer Society and the Economy)Manabu Ozeki 8 Review of Toshiko Himeoka, Mayuho Hasegawa, et al., Jenda (Kindai Yo roppa no Tankyu 11)(Gender: In Search of Modern Europe 11)Nobuko Okuda Index
Editors: Nobuko Okuda is a professor of Nagoya City University. She obtained a Ph.D. in social history from the University of Warwick in 1984. Her main research field is the gender and social history of modern and contemporary Britain. Tetsuhiko Takai is an associate professor of economic history at Hokkaido University. He obtained a Ph.D. in social science from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in 1999. His main research field is the economic and business history of France and Francophone Asia-Africa from the nineteenth century onwards.