The Social and Political Impacts of Income Distribution: The Japanese Experience

  • Ryôshin Minami
  • Wenran Jiang
Part of the Studies in the Economies of East and Southeast Asia book series (SEESEA)

Abstract

This chapter’s aim is to study the social and political impact of income distribution during the interwar period of Japanese history, an era characterized by dramatic changes in economy, society and politics. We argue that the worsening income inequality in Japan in this period contributed to the decline of the Taishō Democracy and the rise of militarism. Because such an interdisciplinary study has not been attempted before, it should be acknowledged that this chapters is only the first step toward a more comprehensive research effort.

Keywords

Migration Depression Europe Income Shrinkage 

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