Volume 53 - Number 1 - Spring 1987

B. Regional Population Studies

Regional studies are defined as international, national, and subnational, but not global.

B.1. Regional Demography--Long Studies

Major, book-length, regional analyses and studies centering on the structure of population and on the components and rates of growth in the modern period.

53:10027 Alekseev, V. V.; Isupov, V. A. The population of Siberia during the period of World War II. [Naselenie Sibiri v gody Velikoi Otechestvennoi voiny.] 1986. 231 pp. Izdatel'stvo Nauka: Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
Population dynamics in the Siberian part of the USSR during World War II are examined. The growth of the rural and urban population and trends in migration are considered. Factors affecting population growth are analyzed.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10028 Assogba, Mensah L.; Locoh, Therese. Regional analysis of the census of 1970. [Analyse regionale du recensement de 1970.] Population Togolaise, No. 1, 1983. 245 pp. Direction de la Statistique: Lome, Togo; Universite du Benin, Unite de Recherche Demographique: Lome, Togo. In Fre.
A regional analysis of population dynamics in Togo is presented using data from the 1970 census. In an introductory chapter, the authors consider the 1970 census data in the light of available demographic statistics for Togo. Specific chapters, by various authors, include analyses for each of five regions and the commune of Lome in standard format. Each chapter gives separate consideration to population, socioeconomic, and household characteristics.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10029 Benoit, D.; Levi, P.; Pilon, M. The characteristics of migration and nuptiality in the country of the Lobi and Dagara (Upper Volta--1976). [Caracteristiques des migrations et de la nuptialite en pays Lobi Dagara (Haute Volta--1976).] Collection Etudes et Theses, ISBN 2-7099-0800-X. 1986. 161 pp. Office de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique Outre-Mer [ORSTOM]: Paris, France; Institut Francais de Recherche Scientifique pour le Developpement en Cooperation: Paris, France. Distributed by Editions L'Harmattan, Paris, France. In Fre.
Migration and nuptiality in the southwest of Burkina Faso (formerly called Upper Volta), in the region principally inhabited by the Lobi and Dagara ethnic groups, are analyzed. The data are from a survey undertaken in 1976. The emphasis is on the relationships among temporary migration, nuptiality, and fertility. The authors note that most of this migration is international, primarily to the Ivory Coast and Ghana. They also note that marriage remains almost universal, the age at first marriage has increased three to four years from 1961 to 1976, the extent of polygyny has decreased, and the timing of fertility has changed.
Location: New York Public Library.

53:10030 Beteille, Roger. Population and society in France: some contemporary questions. [La population et le social en France: questions d'actualite.] Collection Profils Economiques, ISBN 2-7298-8612-5. 1986. 159 pp. Ellipses: Paris, France. In Fre.
The population situation in contemporary France is reviewed, with the focus on the social and economic implications of current demographic trends. A review of past trends is first presented, including the demographic revival that occurred between 1945 and 1968, followed by a description of the current demographic situation. Part 2 focuses on spatial distribution, including internal migration, regional disparities, urbanization, and rural demographic aging. Part 3 concentrates on social issues, including changes in the family, the elderly, health, and the resident foreign population. Part 4 deals with economic issues, including the labor force, employment, unemployment, and consumption.
Location: New York Public Library.

53:10031 Council of Europe. European Population Committee (Strasbourg, France). Recent demographic developments in the member states of the Council of Europe. Pub. Order No. CDDE(86)1. 1986. i, 197 pp. Strasbourg, France. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
This document presents country reports on demographic developments in the member states of the Council of Europe. Each report is in two parts: "the first is a short descriptive text in which each country comments selectively on aspects of demographic changes which seem to be of particular importance. The second part consists of a set of tables of demographic data from national statistics, which were completed as far as the availability of data in the different countries permits."
For a previous report, published in 1985, see 52:10025.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10032 Faur, Brigitte; Court, Yves. The demographic situation in 1984: population change. [La situation demographique en 1984: mouvement de la population.] Collections de l'INSEE, Serie D: Demographie et Emploi, No. 111, Oct 1986. 221 pp. Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques [INSEE]: Paris, France. In Fre.
The current demographic situation in France is reviewed. The report begins with a description of the vital statistics system and the methods used to calculate the major indicators. The results are then presented concerning population, marriages, divorces, legitimizations, births, induced abortions, deaths, monthly data, natural increase, migration, and results by department and region.
For the 1983 report, also published in 1986, see 52:20015.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10033 Le Bras, Herve. The three Frances. [Les trois France.] ISBN 2-02-009165-8. Apr 1986. 267 pp. Editions Odile Jacob: Paris, France. In Fre.
The author presents a general analysis of contemporary France from an interdisciplinary perspective involving political sociology, demographic analysis, and history. Separate consideration is given to the economy, education and work, demographic change, social malaise, and wealth and religion. Separate sections are next included on the geography of religion, family policy, and the influence of Paris. The emphasis is on the fractured and diverse nature of contemporary French society. In a section on production and reproduction, the author considers factors affecting population reproduction; migration, including immigration; and industry. The work is extensively illustrated with maps.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10034 Morocco. Direction de la Statistique. Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Demographiques (Rabat, Morocco). Demographic analyses and trends in Morocco. [Analyses et tendances demographiques au Maroc.] 1986. 229 pp. Rabat, Morocco. In Fre.
The demographic situation in Morocco is reviewed, and prospects for the future are considered. Sections are included concerning mortality, fertility, internal migration, and population projection. Particular attention is given to infant and child mortality, recent estimates of fertility and the data sources on which they are based, rural-urban migration, and projections of the total population and of the rural and urban populations separately to the year 2007.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10035 Nepal. Central Bureau of Statistics. Population Division (Kathmandu, Nepal). Intercensal changes of some key census variables, Nepal 1952/54-81. 1985, 1986. [vii], 183 pp. Kathmandu, Nepal. In Eng.
These two volumes contain a selection of analyses concerning the population of Nepal during the intercensal period 1952/54-1981. The first volume includes papers presented at a March 1985 meeting held in Kathmandu on topics including population size, growth, and regional distribution; age and sex composition; nuptiality; literacy and educational attainment; urbanization; internal migration; fertility and mortality; labor force; and language and religion.
The second volume includes four additional analyses on nuptiality, literacy and educational attainment, internal migration, and population projections.
Location: East-West Population Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii.; Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10036 Noin, Daniel; Chauvire, Yvan. The population of France. [La population de la France.] Collection Geographique, ISBN 2-225-80931-3. 1987. [xi], 203 pp. Masson: Paris, France. In Fre.
A general analysis of population dynamics in France is presented. Population developments since the eighteenth century are first described, with emphasis on the uniqueness of the French experience. Chapters are then devoted to changes in the economically active population and changes in spatial distribution. The second part is concerned with population characteristics and includes sections on age and sex distribution, families and nuptiality, fertility, mortality, and natural increase.
The third part deals with labor force developments, immigration, and internal migration. The final part examines the growth of the population. Consideration is given throughout to differences among the regions of France. The work is furnished with a considerable number of illustrative figures, maps, and diagrams.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10037 Singh, Alok K. Population and settlement in U.P.: a geographical analysis. LC 86-900123. 1985. xx, 231 pp. Inter-India Publications: New Delhi, India. In Eng.
This study deals with population and settlement in Mirzapur, a remote and relatively inaccessible hill district of Uttar Pradesh, India. Consideration is given to the history of the area's settlement, environmental aspects, population characteristics, the rural population, and the urban population. Suggestions concerning an integrated plan for the environment, population, and settlement are proposed.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10038 Srinivasan, K.; Mukerji, S. Dynamics of population and family welfare, 1985. Dec 1985. xxxi, 501 pp. Himalaya Publishing House: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is the fourth in a series of publications containing papers prepared by faculty members and visiting scholars at the International Institute for Population Studies in Bombay, India. Of the 17 articles, 12 pertain to India; studies concerning other Southern Asian countries as well as developing and developed countries in other regions are also included. The articles are primarily based on analyses conducted in 1983 and 1984, using secondary data from censuses and other published sources.
The papers are organized into four groups: conceptual studies and projection models, nuptiality and fertility studies, mortality and morbidity studies, and demographic studies of special population groups.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10039 Trebici, Vladimir; Hristache, Ilie. Territorial demography of Romania. [Demografia teritoriala a Romaniei.] 1986. 160 pp. Editura Academiei Republicii Socialiste Romania: Bucharest, Romania. In Rum. with sum. in Eng; Fre; Rus.
This is a general introduction to the demography of the population of Romania. The general concepts of what the authors call territorial demography are first introduced. Chapters are then presented on population size and distribution, population characteristics, mortality, nuptiality, fertility, migration, and population dynamics and reproduction.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10040 Trolliet, Pierre; Beja, Jean-Philippe. The billion-person empire: population and society in China. [L'empire du milliard: populations et societe en Chine.] Collection U, ISBN 2-200-31225-3. 1986. 317 pp. Armand Colin: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is a general introduction to modern China. The work includes a section on demography, which contains chapters on the development of population policy during the period 1949-1979, the results of the 1982 census, current population characteristics, and future prospects. Consideration is also given to such topics as spatial distribution, migration, urbanization, the family, and ethnic minorities.
Location: New York Public Library.

53:10041 United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific [ESCAP] (Bangkok, Thailand). Population of New Zealand. ESCAP Country Monograph Series, No. 12; ST/ESCAP/378, 1985. xvi, 303; ix, 223 pp. Bangkok, Thailand. In Eng.
This report, which is in two volumes, is one of a series of reports on the population of selected countries in Asia and Oceania. It consists of a number of contributions by various authors on the population of New Zealand. Vol. 1 contains chapters on historical trends in population growth and distribution, age and sex distribution, international migration, internal migration, urbanization, fertility trends and differentials, family planning, nuptiality and marital status, mortality trends and differentials, perinatal and infant mortality, and morbidity.
Vol. 2 includes chapters on cultural factors and ethnic groups, population projections, policy, economic development, education and literacy, the labor force, families and households and housing, environment and resources, legal aspects, and sources of demographic data.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

B.2. Regional Demography--Short Studies

Regional studies that are fewer than 100 pages in length and that focus on the structure of population and on the components and rates of growth in the modern period.

53:10042 Arias de Blois, Jorge. Demographic aspects of Guatemala: where we are going. [Aspectos demograficos de Guatemala: hacia donde vamos.] 2nd rev. ed. Jul 1986. 44 pp. Asociacion pro-Bienestar de la Familia de Guatemala [APROFAM], Unidad de Educacion, Informacion y Adiestramiento, Programa de Poblacion y Desarrollo: Guatemala City, Guatemala. In Spa.
Population dynamics in Guatemala are reviewed with particular attention to maternal and child health. Separate consideration is given to mortality, fertility, and population projections.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10043 Arias de Blois, Jorge. Fertility and mortality in Guatemala. [La fecundidad y la mortalidad en Guatemala.] Oct 1986. 79 pp. Asociacion pro-Bienestar de la Familia de Guatemala [APROFAM], Unidad de Educacion, Informacion y Adiestramiento, Programa de Poblacion y Desarrollo: Guatemala City, Guatemala. In Spa.
Recent trends in fertility and mortality in Guatemala are analyzed using data from a variety of sources, including official census and vital statistics data. In addition to analyzing general fertility and birth rates, the author considers differential fertility by rural or urban residence, ethnic group, occupation, and educational level. Fertility outside of marriage and future fertility trends are also examined. Mortality is investigated in relation to age, rural or urban residence, ethnic group, and geographic factors. Consideration is also given to infant mortality and maternal mortality, death rates, and future mortality prospects.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10044 Barbier, Maurice. The population of Western Sahara according to the census of 1974. [La population du Sahara Occidental d'apres le recensement de 1974.] Mois en Afrique, No. 233-234, Jun-Jul 1985. 77-80, 97-112 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
The author describes the results obtained in the 1974 census carried out in the territory of Western Sahara, then a Spanish colonial possession. The results, which the author estimates to be reasonably accurate, show a population of just under 100,000, of which some 73,000 were native inhabitants. Separate consideration is given to age and sex distribution, marital status, tribe, profession, educational status, and housing.
Location: New York Public Library.

53:10045 Blau, David M. Fertility, child nutrition, and child mortality in Nicaragua: an economic analysis of interrelationships. Journal of Developing Areas, Vol. 20, No. 2, Jan 1986. 185-201 pp. Macomb, Illinois. In Eng.
The results of an investigation into the relationships among child nutrition, child mortality, and fertility in Nicaragua are presented. Data are from a 1977-1978 survey of 1,085 households. The analysis is performed using a consistent model developed from the household production model of Gary S. Becker. The focus of the study is on the identification of key variables that can hasten simultaneously the decline of fertility and mortality and the improvement of child nutrition in developing countries.
In the urban sector, the woman's potential wage rate had the largest impact on improving child nutrition and lowering fertility; educational status of both partners was also significant. In rural areas, other family income and female education were the significant variables positively affecting child nutrition and reducing fertility.
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

53:10046 Bullier, Antoine J. The South African population. [La population sud-africaine.] Afrique et l'Asie Modernes, No. 148, Spring 1986. 30-40 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
Current population trends in South Africa are reviewed based on published official sources. Particular attention is paid to differences in population trends among ethnic groups and to attempts to control migration.
Location: New York Public Library.

53:10047 Camargo, Antonio B. M.; Ortiz, Luis P. The region of Vale do Paraiba: recent demographic changes in an old settled area. [Regiao do Vale do Paraiba: mudancas recentes em uma area de povoamento antigo.] Analise Demografica Regional, No. 4, ISBN 85-85016-08-6. 1985. 75 pp. Fundacao Sistema Estadual de Analise de Dados [SEADE]: Sao Paulo, Brazil. In Por.
Demographic and socioeconomic changes in the Paraiba valley region of Sao Paulo State, Brazil, during the past 10 years are reviewed. Consideration is given to the differences among the subregions of Sao Jose dos Campos, Taubate, and Guaratingueta and to the impact of the proximity of the main highway, the Via Dutra, on population dynamics in the region.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10048 Cho, Lee-Jay. Averting crisis in Asia? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 42, No. 4, Apr 1986. 30-3 pp. Chicago, Illinois. In Eng.
Current demographic trends in Asia are reviewed. The author notes the wide range of demographic conditions among countries. With the exception of Japan and Singapore, the countries of Asia are at various stages in the demographic transition. A general commitment to policies and programs designed to reduce the rate of population growth is noted among the countries of the region. The relative success of such measures has contributed to the comparatively bright economic future that the region faces.
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

53:10049 de Beer, J. A. A. Waves in demographic time series. [Golfbewegingen in demografische tijdreeksen.] Maandstatistiek van de Bevolking, Vol. 34, No. 11, Nov 1986. 62-9 pp. Voorburg, Netherlands. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
"This article examines whether births, deaths and marriages since 1840, and immigrants and emigrants since 1900 in the Netherlands exhibit regular cycles. For this purpose spectral analysis is applied to the series of annual numbers per 1,000 inhabitants after removal of a long-term trend. The trend is estimated by fitting a cubic spline function."
It is shown that "both births and marriages show a cycle of more than 20 years. Deaths do not exhibit a clear-cut cyclical pattern. Both immigration and emigration show a long cycle of about 20 years and a shorter one of 5 to 8 years." Different cycles are evident if the examination is limited to post-World War II data. "It should be emphasized, however, that all these cycles explain only a limited fraction of the total variation in the series."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10050 Engelen, T. L. M.; Hillebrand, J. H. A. Fertility and nuptiality in the Netherlands, 1850-1960. Population Studies, Vol. 40, No. 3, Nov 1986. 487-503 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"The modernization of reproductive behaviour in the Netherlands was late and slow in comparison to other European countries. In this paper marital fertility...and nuptiality...between 1850 and 1960 are described and analysed, in this way adding the Dutch case to the studies of the European Fertility Project. In the analysis a model is used in which economy, attitudes and infant mortality are the (clusters of) independent variables, and either [marital fertility or nuptiality] is the dependent one. To avoid multicollinearity the interdependencies of the explaining factors are eliminated. An analysis is made of both the level and the development of fertility and nuptiality."
The model is shown to fit the data well, and the authors note the importance of the distinction between level and development of fertility and nuptiality. "If analyzed statistically the variance in [nuptiality and marital fertility] between the provinces can for the most part be explained by the attitudinal factor, while when analyzing the changes in nuptiality and marital fertility the economic factor has the strongest explanatory power."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10051 Hull, Terence H. Population problems in Austronesia. Journal of the Australian Population Association, Vol. 3, No. 2, Nov 1986. 116-29 pp. North Sydney, Australia. In Eng.
The author examines population issues facing countries in Oceania and Southeastern Asia. "Analysis is based on recently released population projections from the United Nations Population Division. There are great differences among the countries....There are nonetheless important areas of commonality: all nations are facing the problem of raising levels of schooling in line with parents' aspirations and economic needs, all face problems of caring for a rising proportion of aged, and all have difficulties with the monitoring and control of international migration. Also, since minority groups in many countries are majority polities in neighbouring states, there is potential for establishing international dialogues aimed at relieving internal tensions." Consideration is given to the role of Australia in promoting international cooperation to deal with these issues.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10052 Kane, Penny; Lucas, David. An overview of South Pacific population problems. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 1, No. 4, Dec 1986. 3-16 pp. Bangkok, Thailand. In Eng.
This is an overview of the current demographic situation in the island countries of the Southern Pacific. Trends in fertility, mortality, and migration are outlined, and available data sources are discussed. Widely varying population growth rates in the region are noted. "Fertility rates are high in Melanesia and Micronesia, while a fertility decline has taken place in Polynesia. Yet, for a number of countries, low population growth rates are more the result of high out-migration than of fertility control. Furthermore, while all Pacific island countries have entered the mortality transition, mortality trends vary. Emigration is identified as one of the main ways for reducing the pressure on the resources of Polynesian and Micronesian islands."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10053 Kotzamanis, Byron. Demographic changes and state intervention in population matters in modern Greece. [Changements demographiques et intervention etatique en matiere de population dans la Grece moderne.] In: Les changements ou les transitions demographiques dans le monde contemporain en developpement. Journees demographiques de l'ORSTOM 1985 Paris--23, 24 et 25 septembre 1985. ISBN 2-7099-0814-X. 1986. 353-88 pp. Institut Francais de Recherche Scientifique pour le Developpement en Cooperation: Paris, France. In Fre.
The author outlines the current demographic situation in Greece, compares Greek experiences with the traditional European model of the demographic transition, and discusses post-World War II migration and government policies in Greece. Tables containing a variety of official population statistics for Greece and graphs comparing Greek demographic changes with those of other European countries are included in an appendix.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10054 Locoh, Therese; Janssens, Marya. The Togolese population yesterday and tomorrow. [La population togolaise d'hier a demain.] Etudes Togolaises de Population, No. 7, 1984. 14, 16 pp. Universite du Benin, Unite de Recherche Demographique: Lome, Togo. In Fre.
This study is in two parts. The first part, by Therese Locoh, presents estimates of the population of Togo from 1920 to 1975 and includes a description of the various sources of data. In the second part, Marya Janssens examines future population prospects for Togo by means of United Nations projections. The projections are for the whole population and the labor force from 1950 to 2000.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10055 Mertins, Gunter. Regional population development in Spain since 1950. [Regionale Bevolkerungsentwicklung in Spanien seit 1950.] Geographische Rundschau, Vol. 38, No. 1, Jan 1986. 38-47 pp. Brunswick, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger.
Population dynamics in Spain since 1950 are reviewed. Data are from a variety of official sources, including the 1980 census. The focus is on regional differences. Consideration is also given to internal migration, particularly to the major cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, and Valencia. The contrast in population densities between the sparsely populated interior (excluding Madrid) and the densely populated peripheries is noted.
Location: New York Public Library.

53:10056 Mott, Frank L.; Mott, Susan H. The African paradox of growth and development. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Vol. 42, No. 4, Apr 1986. 26-9 pp. Chicago, Illinois. In Eng.
The current demographic situation in Africa is reviewed. The emphasis is on the diversity among population trends in different regions and countries.
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

53:10057 Nazareth, J. Manuel. Demographic trends in Portugal in the period 1970-1980: global aspects. [Conjuntura demografica da populacao portuguesa no periodo de 1970-80: aspectos globais.] Analise Social, Vol. 20, No. 81-82, 1984. 237-62 pp. Lisbon, Portugal. In Por.
Demographic trends in Portugal between 1970 and 1980 are reviewed. Consideration is given to data sources, population trends, population characteristics, mortality, fertility and nuptiality, and migration. Comparisons are made with the rest of Europe.
Location: Columbia University Library, New York, N.Y.; Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10058 Picouet, Michel. Demographic changes in the inter-tropical zone of Latin America. [Changements demographiques dans la zone inter-tropicale de l'Amerique Latine.] In: Les changements ou les transitions demographiques dans le monde contemporain en developpement. Journees demographiques de l'ORSTOM 1985 Paris--23, 24 et 25 septembre 1985. ISBN 2-7099-0814-X. 1986. 259-81 pp. Institut Francais de Recherche Scientifique pour le Developpement en Cooperation: Paris, France. In Fre.
Changes in mortality and fertility in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela since around 1940 are analyzed. A variety of published sources are used to compile tables depicting age-specific mortality and fertility rates by country. The author notes that the demographic changes in this region were rapid, intense, not apparently related directly to economic development but responsive instead to the pace of urbanization, and stabilizing at points quite different from those in European countries.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10059 Rao, N. Rama. On the recent demography of Maharashtra. Journal of Family Welfare, Vol. 32, No. 4, Jun 1986. 3-21 pp. Bombay, India. In Eng.
The authors analyze five percent sample data from the 1981 census for Maharashtra, India. Various demographic approaches are combined in order to approximate the scale and timing of the state's fertility and mortality changes. Written in three sections, the paper presents levels and differentials in fertility and child mortality, the timing of fertility change, and arguments arising from the work.
Location: Population Council Library, New York, N.Y.

53:10060 Roy, T. K.; Rao, G. Rama; Prasad, Rajiva. Recent demographic trends in Goa, Daman and Diu. In: Dynamics of population and family welfare, 1985, edited by K. Srinivasan and S. Mukerji. Dec 1985. 377-97 pp. Himalaya Publishing House: Bombay, India. In Eng.
The authors analyze demographic trends in the Union Territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu in India between 1961 and 1981, considering population growth, marriage, fertility, mortality, migration, and literacy. Comparisons are made with trends in Portugal and in Kerala State, India. Data are from censuses, vital registration systems, and U.N. sources.
The territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu is characterized by slow population growth during the period studied, with a growth spurt attributable not to natural increase but to in-migration. Fertility and mortality levels are comparable to those of developed countries. Nuptiality patterns reflect a high singulate mean age at marriage and a high proportion of women remaining single. Evidence is presented of rapid improvements in literacy levels since 1961.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10061 Sugareva, Marta; Zlatanova, Valentina. The demographic transition in Cuba. [Demografskiyat prekhod v Kuba.] Naselenie, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1986. 100-11 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The demographic transition that occurred in Cuba between the early 1940s and 1980s is reviewed. Demographic developments in Cuba are compared both to developments elsewhere in Latin America and to those in other Socialist countries. The focus is on factors affecting fertility, which declined from 35 per 1,000 in 1964 to 14.1 per 1,000 in 1980. The authors emphasize the effect of the Socialist revolution on demographic trends.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10062 Tarver, James D.; Miller, H. Max. Patterns of population growth in Africa. African Studies, Vol. 45, No. 1, 1986. 43-60 pp. Johannesburg, South Africa. In Eng.
Recent population trends from 1950 and prospective trends to 2025 for Africa are described, the problems they pose and chances for control of rapid population growth are considered, and the relationship between population growth and socioeconomic development is reviewed. Data are from published U.N. sources. The overall impression of the authors is that Africa faces a serious situation that will worsen before it improves.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

53:10063 van de Walle, Etienne; Kekovole, John. Demographic trends in sub-Saharan Africa. African Demography Working Paper, No. 14, Dec 1986. 34 pp. University of Pennsylvania, Population Studies Center: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In Eng.
"This paper focuses on the utilization of available data secured through population censuses and demographic surveys particularly the World Fertility Survey to ascertain trends in fertility and mortality [in sub-Saharan Africa]."
The results suggest that "fertility has increased in some countries--Kenya and Cameroon; has remained almost stable in Benin, Ivory Coast and Lesotho; and has slightly declined in Ghana. The underlying factors with regard to the apparent increase hinge on the improvement in the socio-economic indicators i.e. education and health services; relaxation of traditional controls i.e. breastfeeding and post-partum abstinence; and a reduction in the level of sterility."
With regard to mortality, "the estimates posit a decline in both infant and child mortality in Kenya, Benin and Ivory Coast; infant mortality in Cameroon; and child mortality in North Sudan and Senegal. Overall mortality levels are high in Western and Central Africa and low in Eastern and Southern Africa."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10064 van Poppel, F. Demography. IDG Bulletin, 1983/1984. 7-15 pp. Utrecht, Netherlands. In Eng.
The demographic revolution that has occurred in the Netherlands since 1965 is analyzed using data from official sources. The main feature of this revolution is identified as a change from continued rapid growth to expectations of a decline in population after the year 2005. Consideration is given to changes in marriage and household formation, fertility, mortality, and migration.
Location: Colorado State University Library, Fort Collins, Colo.; Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10065 Zdrojewski, Eugeniusz Z. Demographic processes in Central Pomerania. [Procesy demograficzne na Pomorzu Srodkowym.] Studia Demograficzne, No. 2/84, 1986. 89-102 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Pol. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
Recent demographic trends in the Polish region of Central Pomerania are reviewed. Characteristics of the region are low rates of migration and a continuation of relatively high fertility in comparison with the rest of the country.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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