WAS THERE A MID-20TH CENTURY FERTILITY BOOM IN LATIN AMERICA?*

@article{Reher2014WASTA,
  title={WAS THERE A MID-20TH CENTURY FERTILITY BOOM IN LATIN AMERICA?*},
  author={David S. Reher and Miguel Requena},
  journal={Revista de Historia Econ\&\#x00F3;mica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History},
  year={2014},
  volume={32},
  pages={319 - 350}
}
  • D. Reher, M. Requena
  • Published 1 December 2014
  • Political Science
  • Revista de Historia Económica / Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History
ABSTRACT 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… 

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