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The Standard of Living in Latin America during the Twentieth Century.

Abstract:

New and consistent series for Latin American real incomes, life expectancy and adult literacy over the twentieth century reveal that living standards rose most rapidly between the 1930s and 1970s, a period characterised by increased state intervention and reduced trade openness. Within the region, Brazil and Mexico advanced most over the century as a whole despite the early start made by Argentina and Chile, although convergence between larger countries was accompanied by divergence from smal...

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Publisher:
Blackwell
Journal:
Economic History Review
Volume:
58
Issue:
4
Pages:
765 - 796
Publication date:
2005-01-01
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ISSN:
0013-0117
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:a8f39a02-0b9e-4996-a800-7687c43db4cd
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:10486
Deposit date:
2011-08-16

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