Table 1

Distribution of immigrants to Argentina coming from Italy, Spain and neighboring countries (modified from [8])

Inter-census period

Population (millions)

Immigrants

(%)

Italians

(%)

Spaniards

(%)

MIT/MSP*1

Neighboring

countries (%)


1869-1895

1.8-4.0

12.1

50.7

20.2

0.97

10.5

1895-1914

4.0-7.9

25.4

35.7

41.2

1.07

7.5

1914-1947

7.9-15.8

29.9

25

26.2

1.6

17.2

1947-1960

15.8-20.0

15.3

35.8

17.2

1.5

28.9

1960-1970

20.0

13

5.4

8.0

-

76.1


The percentages in the census indicate the approximate contribution regarding to the total immigrants. *1 Lattes and Sautu [8] defines the 'masculinity index' (here denote as M) as the amount of man immigrants per 100 woman immigrants. Here, we define MIT/MSP as the quotient of the M value in Italians divided by the M value in Spaniards.

Catelli et al. BMC Genetics 2011 12:77   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-12-77

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