Compare & Contrast Girl by Jamaica Kincaid

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1978: Antigua is a semi-independent "Associated State" under British domain, no longer a full colony, but not an independent nation.

1990s: Antigua, Barbuda, and the uninhabited island of Redonda make up the independent nation of Antigua and Barbuda.

1970s: The economy of Antigua is largely based on farming, particularly fruits, vegetables, cotton and livestock. Its former reliance on sugar production has ended abruptly and catastrophically in the 1960s.

1990s: The economy of Antigua is based on services, particularly tourism and off-shore banking.

1970: Approximately 41 percent of Antigua's population is fourteen years old or younger. Many adults leave the country, or die in middle age.

1995: Only 25 percent of the population is fourteen years old or younger. Adults are living longer, and staying in Antigua.

1974: Although Antigua is a small and poor island, it is densely populated. There are 70,000 people, with an average of 412 people per square mile.

1995: The population of...

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