Was there a mid-20th century fertility boom in Latin America?



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Reher, David Sven and Requena, Miguel (2014) Was there a mid-20th century fertility boom in Latin America? Revista de Historia Económica, 32 (3). pp. 319-350. ISSN 0212-6109

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Official URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0212610914000172


The historic process of fertility decline was interrupted during the central decades of the 20th century with an unexpected period of increasing fertility that has been called the baby boom. Normally it is considered a phenomenon exclusive to countries participating in the historic demographic transition. A recent study suggests that a similar trend change in fertility may have also taken place in a few developing nations at approximately the same time and with similar characteristics to the fertility boom in the developed world. The main goal of this paper is to examine the extent to which these trend changes took place in Latin America and whether or not their characteristics were similar to those holding in the developed world.

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El proceso de la transición demográfica se vio interrumpido durante las décadas centrales del siglo XX por un periodo de crecimiento inesperado de la fecundidad que en los países desarrollados se ha denominado el baby boom. Normalmente se ha considerado un fenómeno exclusivo de los países que participaban en la transición demográfica. Un estudio reciente sugiere que un cambio similar de tendencia en la fecundidad pudo haberse producido en unos pocos países en desarrollo aproximadamente al mismo tiempo y con características similares al boom de la fecundidad en el mundo desarrollado. El propósito principal de este trabajo es plantear en qué medida la experiencia de la fecundidad y los ciclos de la fecundidad de Latinoamérica son comparables a los de otras sociedades desarrolladas y otras sociedades en vías de desarrollo durante ese mismo periodo histórico.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Baby boom, Latin America, Fertility, Fertility cycles, Education
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Baby boom, América Latina, Fertilidad, Ciclos de fertilidad, Educación
Subjects:Social sciences > Sociology
Social sciences > Sociology > Demography
ID Code:30993
Deposited On:19 Jun 2015 09:50
Last Modified:19 Dec 2018 12:20

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