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2-1-1 Hikarigaoka
Kashiwa, Chiba, 277-8686 Japan

Satomi Kurosu

Satomi Kurosu is Professor of Sociology, Dean of the Graduate School of Language Education and Director of the Population and Family History Project (PFHP) at Reitaku University. Her work is in the area of historical demography and family sociology focusing in particular, on household and life course studies in early modern Japan. Dr. Kurosu is a key figure in the cross-national comparative Eurasian Project, and serves on the Board of Directors of Hiroike Institute of Education and the Population Association of Japan. She is a member of the IUSSP Scientific Panel on historical demography.

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Washington, USA (1990)

Research Interests
  • Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage
  • Adoption and Reproduction
  • Historical Demography of Early-Modern Japan


											Icon Population and Family History Project at Reitaku
Population and Family History Project (PFHP) is dedicated to archive, construct and analyze population records from pre-census Japan.

																Icon Eurasia Project on Population and Family History
The EAP project is an approach to historical demography that is intended to provide a substantially more detailed understanding of the historical trajectory of demography in different parts of the Eurasian land mass - population size, nuptiality, fertility, mortality, etc.

Professional Experience
  • Reitaku University, Professor (2000 - Present)
  • Dean, Graduate School of Languages Education, Reitaku University (2014 - Present)
  • Board Member, Hiroike Institute of Eudcation (2014 - Present)

Research Grants and Awards (2015+)
  • Reitaku University Presidential Award 2015 for Similarity in Difference: Marriage in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900. MIT Press
  • MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan) Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities, "Longitudinal study of population, economy and family: Construction of a multi-generational panel database" Principal Investigator, 2015-2019.
  • Grants in Aid for Scientific Research (B), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Principal Investigator, "Comparative study of population and family in East Asia: Analytical approach with historical demography dat" Principal Investigator, April 2015- March 2019.

Recent Selected Publications
  1. Lundh, Christer, Satomi Kurosu, et al. 2014 Similarity in Difference: Marriage in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900. The MIT Press.
  2. Dong Hao, Cameron Campbell, Satomi Kurosu, Wenshan Yang, and James Z. Lee 2015 "New Sources for Comparative Social Science: Historical Population Panel Data from East Asia" Demography 52(3): 1061-1088.
  3. Kurosu, Satomi 2013 "Adoption and Family Reproduction in Early Modern Japan" The Economic Review 64(1): 1-12.
  4. Kurosu, Satomi (ed.) 2012 Rekishi-Jinko-gaku kara mita Kekkon Rikon Saikon (Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage in Historical Demography Perspective) Reitaku University Press. (In Japanese)
  5. Kurosu, Satomi 2011 "Divorce in Early Modern Rural Japan: Household and Individual Life Course in Northeastern Villages, 1716-1870" Journal of Family History April 2011 (36): 118-141.
  6. Kurosu, Satomi, Tommy Bengtsson, and Cameron Campbell (eds) 2010 Demographic Responses to Economic and Environmental Crises. Reitaku University.
  7. Tsuya, Noriko O. and Satomi Kurosu 2010 "Family, Household, and Reproduction in Two Northeastern Japanese Villages, 1716-1870" pp.67-95 in Prudence and Pressure: Reproduction and Human Agency in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900. The MIT Press.
  8. Hanaki, Nobuyuki and Satomi Kurosu 2010 "Marriage Relationships among Households in the mid 19th Century Tama, Japan: Socioeconomic Homogamy, Geographical Endogamy and Kinship Network" The History of the Family 15: 333-347.
  9. Kurosu, Satomi 2010 "Reproduction in East Asian Historical Demography: Introduction" The History of the Family 64(1), 1-12.
  10. Kurosu, Satomi 2007 "Remarriage Risks in Comparative Perspective: Introduction." Continuity and Change 22(3): 367-372.
  11. Kurosu, Satomi 2007 "Remarriage in a Stem Family System in Early Modern Japan." Continuity and Change 22(3): 429-458.