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Urbanization in Southeast Asia during the World War II Japanese occupation and its aftermath

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This working paper analyzes demographic change in Southeast Asia's main cities during and soon after the World War II Japanese occupation. We argue that two main patterns of population movements are evident. In food-deficient areas, a search for food security typically led to large net inflows to main urban centres. By contrast, an urban exodus dominated in food surplus regions because the chief risk was to personal safety, especially from Japanese and Allied bombing. Black markets were u...

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University of Oxford Publisher's website
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Oxford Economic and Social History Working Papers
Publication date:
2014-04-24
Paper number:
128
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1143708
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2020-12-15

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