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Population Pressure and Fertility Changes in Costa Rica, 1906-1970

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dc.contributor.author Binger, Brian R.
dc.contributor.author Hoffman, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.author Newell, William H.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-28T15:11:44Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-28T15:11:44Z
dc.date.issued 1976 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/5739
dc.description.abstract "The demographic history of Costa Rica in the twentieth century is examined in the context of a model of dynamic adjustment to changing child survival probabilities and micro-level population pressure. Micro-level population pressure is viewed as resulting from a couple having children beyond its current optimal family size, given current prices and its income. Cantonal regression analyses for the time periods, 1927-1950, 1951-1953 to 1961-1963, and 1961-1963 to 1970 lend support to the hypothesis that the secular fertility decline in Costa Rica is a dynamic adjustment to high completed family size and increasing child survival probabilities." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Social Science Working Papers, no. 109 en_US
dc.subject fertility en_US
dc.subject demography en_US
dc.subject population studies en_US
dc.title Population Pressure and Fertility Changes in Costa Rica, 1906-1970 en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.coverage.country Costa Rica en_US
dc.subject.sector History en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US


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