About the book
This issue presents a set of spatial distribution and urbanization indicators from the database on spatial distribution and urbanization in Latin America for the period 1950-2000. It also includes a series of indicators on the population in cities and metropolitan areas with 20,000 or more inhabitants. These indicators were calculated by processing microdata from the 2000 census round, which are part of the new version of the DEPUALC database. The methodological notes of this issue describe the methodology used to define and calculate socioeconomic indicators and follow-up indicators relating to the Millennium Development Goals, which have been incorporated into the new version of the database.