Demographic Transition in Latin America, 1800-2050. Lecture, 7 June 2022
CCHS-CSIC and via Zoom
June 7, 2022
This lecture deals with the study of the demographic transition in Latin America from the 1800 to 2050.
The perspective is comparative, and the main purpose is to show the peculiarities of the Latin American cases. From interpretative aspects in the field of mortality decline and the conquest of health to the change from natural fertility to family planning, underlining the success of the population control policies. We will present a long-term view of the migration process, from the European conquest to the present, and finally the aging process and its consequences, specially in relation with the present and the future of the welfare state. We will propose an interpretation of the demographic transition as a process of global historical change.
Professor Héctor Pérez Brignoli