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Child Mortality and the Fertility Transition: Aggregated and Multilevel Evidence from Costa Rica
The author explores whether reduced child mortality is needed in order to realize fertility transition by examining empirical evidence from Costa Rica, a developing country which decreased both child mortality and birth ...
Transfer accounts in Costa Rica’s mixed economy under rapidly changing demographic conditions
In Costa Rica government transfers to the elderly population are exceptionally high in per capita terms. In contrast, net transfers from adult children to elderly parents are negligible until the parents reach very ...
Infant mortality and birth rates
It has been suggested that decreasing infant mortality is a prerequisite for decreasing birth rates and the experience in several countries shows that decreasing infant mortality rates are indeed followed by declining ...
Studies of the Costa Rican Model I: Peace, Health and Development in Costa Rica
Costa Ricans have cultivated peace and democracy for decades. They have also achieved outstanding levels of health. Their economic well-being is not so good, however. The 1949 constitution abolished the armed forces in ...
Obesidad, envejecimiento y mortalidad en Costa Rica
El incremento en la prevalencia de la obesidad en el mundo ha despertado el interés de investigadores y gran público debido a la asociación del exceso de grasa corporal con ciertas enfermedades degenerativas (Popkin, 2006). ...