The Cambridge History of Latin America: Latin America since by Leslie Bethell

By Leslie Bethell

Quantity 6 brings jointly normal essays on significant issues within the fiscal, social, and political historical past of Latin the USA from 1930 to 1990. half 1 bargains basically with monetary subject matters.

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But explanations of behaviour that leads to and follows from specific demographic events need to take account of both societal and individual level processes. Households and families provide a key mediating link in explaining major demographic changes such as the rapid decline of fertility described in the previous section of this chapter and in relating them to changes in women's role (particularly through increased education and labour force participation), internal and international migration.

1973)- Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 The Population of Latin America, 1930—1990 37 aged from the mid-teens to the mid-thirties - account for the largest share of migrants. The majority of urban migrants were unmarried, while migration of family units was common in flows to rural areas. In most urban centres in Latin America, female migrants outnumber males, with high proportions of younger female migrants being attracted to the rapidly growing service sector in larger cities — domestic service, in particular, as well as clerical, commercial and teaching positions.

7. a. 1 5-2 Notes: a Per cent in cities with 20,000 or more residents, 1930 and 50. b Per cent in areas officially defined as urban, 1950 and 1980. Source: 1930—50: United Nations, Growth of the World's Urban and Rural Population, /920-2000 (New York, 1969); 1950—80: United Nations, World Population Prospects 1990, (New York, 1991) country tables. Post-war industrialization did not lead to increased primacy in all instances. 2} In Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, industrial expansion took place in cities (Sao Paulo, Medellin, and Monterrey) other than the capital.

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