Population perception and policy in Costa Rica
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Population perception and policy in Costa Rica by Thomas Griffin Sanders

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Published by American Universities Field Staff in [Hanover, N.H.] .
Written in English



  • Costa Rica,
  • Costa Rica.


  • Birth control -- Costa Rica.,
  • Costa Rica -- Population.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Thomas G. Sanders.
SeriesFieldstaff reports: South America: Mexico & Caribbean area series,, v. 8, no. 1, Mexico & Caribbean area series,, v. 8, no. 1.
LC ClassificationsF1203 .A55 vol. 8, no. 1, HB3537 .A55 vol. 8, no. 1
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p.
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5474932M
LC Control Number73178233

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In , Costa Rica had a population of 4,, The population is increasing at a rate of % per year. At current trends the population will increase to 9,, in about 46 years. The population density is 94 people per square km, the third highest in Central America.. Approximately 40% lived in rural areas and 60% in urban tion: 4,,   In , the population of Costa Rica was estimated at almost 5 million inhabitants, of which more than million were men between 15 and 64 years old. Costa Rica's maritime jurisdiction is more than 11 times the size of its land mass, rendering it even more difficult to police and monitor trading activity. It has been reported that “Between and , the country’s murder rate nearly doubled from to per , citizens. Quepos is a district and the capital of Aguirre canton in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica.. The district has a population of ab people. The town is about 60 km. south (in a straight line) from Costa Rica's capital, San José, but is km from that city by road if going through the localities of Atenas, Orotina and Tárcoles. Quepos is the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park.

The population of Costa Rica is expected to grow by 45, in and reach 5,, in Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 2, people yearly. On average there births deaths in Costa Rica per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately percent per year. Certainly Costa Rica’s achievements are not simply the product of good health services. Indeed, the country maintained annual growth rates (gross domestic product [GDP] per capita) of % between and and % between and , even though it never rose to the high-income category (GDP per capita of $ or more in ).5 Since , Costa Rica has occupied a stable position. Costa Rica’s economic freedom score is , making its economy the 68th freest in the Index. Its overall score has increased by point due to an improved score for property rights. Biodiverstiy and Tourism in Costa Rica March, 6 1. Summary of the Socio-economic Situation in Costa Rica1. Costa Rica is a Central American country with a land area of 51, sq km and a population of nearly million people2 with an annual growth rate of % () 3. The human development index places it as a high-level country.

Costa Rica hosts an astounding 5 percent of Earth’s species despite covering only percent of its area. Shaded coffee farms integrated into the rainforest constitute just one example of the sustainable conservation strategies for which the country is known. Research highlights A first study on pesticide risk perception in Costa Rica. One of the few studies performed in the indigenous populations in Talamanca. Economic considerations prevailed above health risks in both communities. Our findings provide valuable information for multiple social actors. Costa Rica - Costa Rica - People: Nearly four-fifths of Costa Rica’s population is of European descent, and, as a result, Costa Rica has the largest percentage of people of Spanish descent in Central America. The Valle Central, with more than half the country’s population, is the most predominantly Spanish region in both its manner of living and its ancestry.   A survey found out that, in , around 73 percent of the people surveyed in Costa Rica said they have either a good or a very good perception .