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Frontiers of Economics in China

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Front. Econ. China    2015, Vol. 10 Issue (3) : 483-508    https://doi.org/10.3868/s060-004-015-0021-5
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Did Civilian Granaries Affect Social Stability? Empirical Evidence from the Qing Dynasty (1817–1856)
Fang Wang1(),Degang Miao2(),Xiaobo He3()
1. School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai 200433, China
2. School of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai 200433, China
3. School of International Economics and Trade, Shanghai Finance University, Shanghai 201209, China; Global Food Studies, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, 5005, Australia
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Abstract

Based on historical panel data of social instability, civilian granary and climate shocks in the 17 Provinces of the Qing from 1817 to 1856, this paper examines the correlation between social instability and civilian granary holdings. It shows that the civilian granary system reduced social instability in the Qing Dynasty, while climate shocks raised social instability. Moreover, this paper shows that civilian granaries mitigated the effects of climate shocks on social instability.

Keywords climate shocks      civilian granaries      social instability     
Issue Date: 22 October 2015
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Fang Wang,Degang Miao,Xiaobo He. Did Civilian Granaries Affect Social Stability? Empirical Evidence from the Qing Dynasty (1817–1856)[J]. Front. Econ. China, 2015, 10(3): 483-508.
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http://academic.hep.com.cn/fec/EN/Y2015/V10/I3/483
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