Patterns and Factors of First Marriage: A Comparative Analysis of Early Modern and Contemporary Japan

Author: Noriko Tsuya、Satomi Kurosu
Date: 2019/4/15
No: DP2019-012
JEL Classification codes: J12
Language: English
[ Abstract / Highlights ]

This paper examines similarities and differences in the determining mechanism of the likelihood of first marriage among young men and women in early modern and contemporary Japan, by estimating the socioeconomic and family factors of first marriage in three rural communities in 18th- and 19th-century northeastern Japan and Japan as a whole in 1960 to 2000.