Project Information

Project Title
Population dynamics, reproduction and livelihood changes in small-scale communities of Laos (Prelic)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi), Scientific Research(A)
Project Year
From April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2017
Budget Amount
29,000,000yen (Eestimated direct budget for 4 years)

Project Outline

It is hardly carried out detailed demographic analysis of the small scale social groups in developing countries which are occupying most of world population, because complete data of residents does not exist. In the research project, therefore, southern part of Laos was set as a targeted area, and we try to survey birth and death, marriage, migration, education, marital relations and economics at the personal level and farmland holdings at the household level in order to elucidate the interrelationship among demograpics, reproduction and livelihood. The purpose of this project is finally to clarify what kind of variables affects to dynamics of the small scale social groups.

Project Member

Principal Investigator

Satoshi YOKOYAMA Ph. D.
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Environmentall Studies, Nagoya University
Speciality: Cultural Ecology, Rural Geography


Ren'ya SATO Ph.D
Affiliation: Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
Speciality: Geography, Cultural Ecology
Chihiro SHIRAKAWA Ph. D.
Affiliation: Professor, Grouduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
Speciality: Cultural Anthropology
Affiliation: Professor, Niigata Sangyo University (Professor emeritus at Kobe University)
Speciality: Population Geography, Population and Enagey
Affiliation: Professor, Grouduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Saitama University
Speciality: Population Geography
Affiliation: Visiting Researcher, School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nagasaki University
Speciality: Social Anthropology
Shinsuke TOMITA Ph.D.
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Asian Satellite Campuses Institute (ASCI), Nagoya University
Speciality: Agricultural Ecology, Southeast Asian Studies
Hongwei JIANG Ph.D.
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Speciality: Human Ecology

Research Collaborator

Takahiro NIWA Ph.D.
Affiliation: Researcher, Utsunomiya Municipal Research Center
Speciality: Economic Geography, Labor geography


Department of Geography, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
Fro-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
    Satoshi YOKOYAMA (Principal Investigator)
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