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2, the most striking feature of which is the ability of the recent crisis to wipe out the gains of decades; Nicaragua and El Salvador, for example, recorded in 1984 much the same GDP per head as in 1956. 2 GOP per head (in 1970 dollars) for selected years, 1920-84 (Figures in parentheses refer to home expenditure per head) Year Costa Rica 1920 1929 1939 1949 1959 1969 1979 1984 278 285 321 370 463 635 894 790 (227) (264) (312) (345) (483) (669) (977) (752) El Salvador 164 186 185 283 325 404 452 310 (142) (162) (157) (254) (316) (387) (512) (330) Guatemala Honduras Nicaragua 235 247 354 300 335 413 514 445 217 264 193 226 236 277 307 274 173 213 167 211 287 423 355 293 (214) (247) (341) (303) (352) (410) (509) (409) (207) (192) (178) (203) (237) (289) (327) (276) (179) (212) (163) (205) (284) (434) (348) (309) Three-year averages.

The collapse of the CACM, however, led to further intensification of the traditional export-led model. It is the implications of this intensification which form the principal focus of this chapter; as we shall see, the price which must be paid for the continuing dominance of the oligarchy based on its agricultural export interests is a breakdown of social and economic relations in the rural economy. This breakdown is presenting a third challenge to the oligarchy, which may yet prove to be decisive.

20. 21. Long-run Studies Even in Nicaragua, GDP increased rapidly up to 1978 when it fell by 8 per cent, falling by a further 25 per cent in 1979. 2. The present Costa Rican annual growth rate of population, however, still exceeds 2 per cent- similar to the rate recorded in the pre-war period. The CBR is measured as the number of live births per thousand of the population; the CDR measures the number of deaths per thousand of the population. The difference between the two measures the net increase in population on the assumption of no international migration.

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