Human Development as Positive Freedom : Latin America in Historical Perspective

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dc.contributor.author Prados de la Escosura, Leandro
dc.contributor.editor Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Instituto Figuerola de Historia y Ciencias Sociales
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-19T12:19:37Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-19T12:19:37Z
dc.date.issued 2015-05-01
dc.identifier.issn 2341-2542
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/20760
dc.description.abstract How has Latin America's wellbeing evolved over time? How does Latin America compare to today's developed countries (OECD, for short)? What explains their differences? These questions are addressed using an historical index of human development. A sustained improvement in wellbeing can be observed since 1870. The absolute gap between OECD and Latin America widened over time, but an incomplete catching up &-largely explained by education- occurred since 1900, but faded away after 1980, as Latin America fell behind the OECD in terms of longevity. Once the first health transition was exhausted, the contribution of life expectancy to human development declined.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working papers in Economic History
dc.relation.ispartofseries 15-04
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Latin America
dc.subject.other Human Development
dc.subject.other Positive Freedom
dc.subject.other Life Expectancy
dc.subject.other Education
dc.title Human Development as Positive Freedom : Latin America in Historical Perspective
dc.type workingPaper
dc.subject.jel O15
dc.subject.jel O54
dc.subject.jel I00
dc.subject.jel N36
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dc.identifier.uxxi DT/0000001370
dc.identifier.repec wp15-04
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