Latin America Convergence and Divergence Towards the Mortality Profiles of Developed Countries
Jesús-Adrian Alvarez, Max Planck Research Center on the Biodemography of Aging
Vladimir Canudas-Romo, School of Demography, Australian National University
This investigation sheds light on the convergence between Latin American mortality regimes and the ones portrayed by developed countries. This issue is addressed by analysing differences in lifespans' variability between both regions over the last 15 years. Likewise, we investigate the role that amenable diseases to health care have had in the convergence of mortality regimes. Findings show that the LAC region is very heterogeneous when it comes to mortality. Countries like Haiti and Bolivia exhibit divergent trends but some others like Chile, Argentina and Cuba have shown similar patterns to the ones prevailing in the developed world.
Presented in Poster Session 3