Volume 52 - Number 1 - Spring 1986

P. Professional Meetings and Conferences

Proceedings of professional meetings of general demographic concern, except for proceedings coded under the specific topic discussed and cross-referenced to this heading. Items about conferences are also classified under this heading.

52:10755 Barsotti, Odo; Bonaguidi, Alberto. Migration and new territorial equilibriums. Proceedings of a study day, Pisa, May 31, 1984. [Migrazioni e nuovi equilibri territoriali. Atti della giornata di studio, Pisa, 31 maggio 1984.] 1985. x, 116 pp. ETS Editrice: Pisa, Italy; Universita degli Studi di Pisa, Facolta di Economia e Commercio: Pisa, Italy. In Ita.
These are the proceedings of a one-day conference held in Pisa in May 1984, concerning aspects of population trends in contemporary Italy. The six papers, by different authors, focus on three main topics: regional disparities in rates of population growth, the changing relationship between migration and urbanization, and the use of analytical models to assist in the development of migration policy.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10756 British Society for Population Studies (London, England). Measuring socio-demographic change. University of Sussex, 9-11 September 1985. Conference papers. OPCS Occasional Paper, No. 34, ISBN 0-904952-20-7. 1985. vi, 114 pp. Office of Population Censuses and Surveys [OPCS]: London, England. In Eng.
These are the proceedings of a conference on socio-demographic change in the United Kingdom and its measurement, held at the University of Sussex, September 9-11, 1985. "The conference papers assembled in this volume not only discuss theoretical and methodological problems, but also provide valuable information about new dimensions of demographic and social change in [the United Kingdom] in the recent past. Sources and methods of analysis are critically evaluated, as are different kinds of 'explanation' of socio-demographic change. Particular attention is paid to change between generations, and to structural change."
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

52:10757 Conde, Rosa. Mexico, 1984. Toward a new demographic consensus. [Mexico, 1984. Hacia un nuevo consenso demografico.] Revista Espanola de Investigaciones Sociologicas, No. 27, Jul-Sep 1984. 187-99 pp. Madrid, Spain. In Spa.
The world population conferences of Bucharest in 1974 and Mexico in 1985 are described, with emphasis on changes in national attitudes toward population issues during the intervening 10-year period. The author detects a general change in official attitudes from radical pessimism to moderate pessimism concerning population questions. The main recommendations of the Mexico City conference are summarized.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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