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IBGE releases publication that analyses change in the Brazilian demographic pattern

Section: IBGE

October 14, 2016 10h36 AM | Last Updated: January 18, 2018 06h41 PM


The IBGE puts out today (10/06/2016) the book “Relações entre as alterações históricas na dinâmica demográfica Brasileira, políticas públicas e impactos futuros decorrentes do processo de envelhecimento da população”('Relationship among historical changes in the dynamics of the Brazilian demography, public policies and future impacts coming from population aging'), by demographer Celso Simões.

The publication analyses the historical changes occurred in the demographic pattern of the country, with the reduction of the population growth, the decreasing number of children and teenagers and the increase of the active population and the elderly.

The publication can be accessed here.

The study addresses topics related to specific points of demographic transition, comparing them to the conceptions and trends of the most developed countries, where this process has started earlier.

Besides, it brings an explanatory framework of the Brazilian demographic process over the 20th century, with a highlight to the main socioeconomic changes, the urbanization process and the public policies related to the trends pointed out.

The book still presents a historical overview of the components of the demographic dynamics (birth and mortality), life expectancy at birth, the evolution of infant mortality and fertility rates and the consequences of the changes seen on the age structures.

Finally, it attempts to discuss the political policies focused on specific demographic groups, particularly those of the elderly, whose tendency is of a continuous growth in the demographic structure.

The analyses carried out allow for a better understanding of the changes the Brazilian population has been undergoing. Therefore, the volume provides a valuable reading for those interested in one of the most intriguing phenomena of the current Brazilian society.

The author Celso Simões holds a Master's degree from the Institute of Regional and Urban Planning Research (IPPUR) and a PhD in Demography from the Center of Regional Development and Planning (CEDEPLAR/UFMG). He writes papers in the field of health, with an emphasis on infant health, mortality, fertility and migrations.  In 2002, he was granted the João Yunes Award by the Ministry of Health, in recognition of the contribution of his works to the reduction of infant mortality in Brazil.