Economic swings and demographic changes in the history of latin america

Alberto Palloni, Kenneth Hill, Guido Pinto Aguirre

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Abstract

In this paper we study the effects of short-term fluctuations in indicators of economic well-being on selected demographic response such as births, marriages and deaths at age intervals in eleven Latin American countries between 1910 and 1990. We use conventional distributed lag models to assess the magnitude and direction of effects and test a variety of hypotheses some of which have been posed to hold in Western Europe and others that are more specific and tailored to the Latin American context. We also compare the magnitude and direction of effects obtained among these countries with those obtained for pre-industrial Europe and uncover the existence of broadly similar patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-132
Number of pages28
JournalPopulation Studies
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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