Mar 22, 2012

Population in Latin America since the early 19th century to 2008

Two illustrative graphs from the many in a new paper:

As you can see there is an important difference in the population growth of Cuba and Argentina. Actually, among the 20 countries in the data only the graph for Cuba has that shape of decreasing growth. 

That is from the paper (in Spanish) "La poblacion de los paises Latinoamericanos desde el siglo XIX hasta el 2008. Ensayo de Historia Cuantitativa," by Yáñez et al (March 1012). The authors argue that Latin America was the region with the highest population growth from 1820 to 1973. LA increased its population 26 times in 180 years, which was much higher than increases in other regions of the world. 

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