Sesion ALAP en IUSSP 2009

Participación de ALAP en La Conferencia de IUSSP – 2009

Description: The demographic transition is complete in almost every country in Latina America. Life expectancy has increased almost to the same levels reached in developed countries. Fertility rates have declined from over six children per woman to around the replacement level in the last 40 years. At the same time, migration from rural to urban places has created large cities with huge social heterogeneity. Changes in age structure and composition become visible very rapidly, and although there is convergence in all the demographic events in LA, there remain enormous inequalities. The papers presented in this session will give emphasis on the large demographic transformations leading to convergences in all Latin American countries, mainly on average fertility, mortality, age structure and composition, and disorder in the growing urbanization in a context of socio-economic inequalities. We look for discussions on the consequences of this dynamic to Latin American population, such as the pressure to international migration, unequal access to health and, mainly, reproductive health, and social security, among other. The papers will also discuss on: 1) the persistence of large differences according to socio-economic characteristics; 2) the role of public policies; and 3) the role of macro-economic policies.

Chair: Suzana Cavenaghi (President of ALAP)

Brazilian Bureau of Census, National School of Statistics (ENCE/IBGE), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Discussant: Ian Pool
Population Studies Center, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand


1 – Low fertility levels and reproductive health in Latin America: perspectives on new unmeet needs
Laura L. Rodríguez Wong
Department of Demography/ CEDEPLAR/UFMG/ – Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2 – The Unique pattern of Latin American aging process
Eduardo E. Arriaga
Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina

3 – Current view of migrations in Latin America
Alejandro I. Canales
Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico

4 – Urban growth and mobility in Latin America
José Marcos P. da Cunha, State University of Campinas, NEPO/Unicamp, Campinas, Brazil
Jorge Rodríguez Vignoli, CELADE/CEPAL, Chile