Volume 53 - Number 1 - Spring 1987

J. Characteristics

Primarily references to descriptive studies. Official tabular material will be found under S. Official Statistical Publications . Items that are primarily analytical, but that also contain information on characteristics, will be found under K. Demographic and Economic Interrelations and Natural Resources or L. Demographic and Noneconomic Interrelations , as appropriate.

J.1. General Demographic Characteristics

Descriptive studies of populations according to various demographic characteristics, including age, sex, sex ratios, and marital status. Studies on demographic aging are also included.

53:10633 Arias de Blois, Jorge. Population and the young. [Poblacion y juventud.] [1986?]. 92 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.
Changes between 1950 and 1980 in Guatemala's population aged 15 to 24 are examined in relation to age, sex, marital status, education, economic activity, family formation, fertility, and mortality. Projections to 2025 under hypotheses of constant, high, medium, and low population growth are given.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10634 Auba Estremera, N.; Miralbes, M. R.; Martin Lou, M. A.; Solans Castro, M.; Garcia Alvarado, J. M.; Navarro Madrid, A.; Casas Torres, J. M. The aging of the population of Aragon (1900-1981). [El envejecimiento de la poblacion de Aragon (1900-1981).] Geographicalia, No. 25, Jan-Dec 1985. 5-44 pp. Saragossa, Spain. In Spa.
The age structure of the population of Aragon, Spain, its three constituent provinces, and their provincial capitals is first described. The second part of the study examines trends in demographic aging in the region since 1900 and changes in the spatial distribution of the population between 1950 and 1981.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10635 Bodega Fernandez, Maria I.; Garcia Alvarado, Jose M.; Gutierrez Ronco, Sicilia; Martin Lou, Maria A.; Munoz Munoz, Jesus; Navarro Madrid, Angel; Casas Torres, Jose M. Population density, total population, and levels of demographic aging in the province of Guadalajara (Spain) in 1981. [Densidades, poblacion absoluta, y grados de envejecimiento de la poblacion en la provincia de Guadalajara (Espana) en 1981.] Geographica, Vol. 28, 1986. 61-111 pp. [Madrid?], Spain. In Spa. with sum. in Eng.
This report contains tables, charts, and maps showing the effects of migration to Madrid on the age structure, density, and geographic distribution of the population of the province of Guadalajara, Spain. The focus is on the period 1960-1981.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10636 Bosnic, Slobodan. The age and sex composition of the population. Yugoslav Survey, Vol. 24, No. 4, Nov 1983. 27-38 pp. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In Eng.
The age and sex distributions of the population of Yugoslavia are analyzed based on 1981 census data. The author selects as highlights the facts that the proportion of women in the total population, while declining, is still greater than that of men; that demographic aging is proceeding; that the ratio of the young to those of working age has decreased, while the ratio of the young to the elderly population has increased; and that regional differences are declining. An attempt is made to forecast future trends concerning age and sex distribution.
Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

53:10637 Britton, Malcolm; Edison, Nigel. The changing balance of the sexes in England and Wales, 1851-2001. Population Trends, No. 46, Winter 1986. 22-5 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"At mid 1986 there were about 950 males for every 1,000 females in England and Wales. This was the highest population sex ratio for over 100 years. This short article describes the trend in the ratio since 1851 and that projected to the end of this century. The contribution of births, deaths and migration to changes in the ratio are also examined."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10638 Concepcion, Mercedes B. The elderly in Asia. Population Research Leads, No. 23, 1986. 7 pp. U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific [ESCAP]: Bangkok, Thailand. In Eng.
This paper is a summary of a report to be published in due course concerning the impact of demographic aging and increases in longevity on the countries of Asia. The focus is on the need for governments to take present steps to meet a future problem.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10639 Eliseeva, I. I. A socio-demographic profile of the student. [Sotsial'no-demograficheskii portret studenta.] Populyarnaya Demografiya, 1986. 95 pp. Mysl': Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
This is a collection of nine essays by various authors concerning the characteristics of the student population of the USSR. Information is included on the attitude of students toward marriage and the family.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10640 Fauve-Chamoux, Antoinette. Aging and the stem family. [Vieillesse et famille-souche.] Annales de Demographie Historique, 1985. 111-25 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
Demographic aging in the nineteenth century in the Pyrenees region of southern France is analyzed. Consideration is given to the population characteristics of the elderly and to their family situation.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10641 Guralnik, Jack M.; FitzSimmons, Stacey C. Aging in America: a demographic perspective. Cardiology Clinics, Vol. 4, No. 2, May 1986. 175-83 pp. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In Eng.
The current situation concerning demographic aging in the United States is reviewed. Consideration is given to the demographic characteristics of the elderly and of the oldest old, and to mortality, morbidity, and health care utilization patterns.
Location: U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md.

53:10642 Heenan, L. D. B.; Moffat, Kevin. Interregional demographic aging and migration of the elderly in New Zealand. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 1, No. 4, Dec 1986. 49-74 pp. Bangkok, Thailand. In Eng.
The authors examine the growth of the elderly population in New Zealand, with particular attention to interregional migration. "The main aim of this article is to document the way in which the increased number and proportion of the elderly evident at the national level has been manifested among major regions of the country, and to identify the demographic factors which have been responsible for the regional differences which occur." The data used are primarily from national censuses
While various migration patterns by age group are noted, it is concluded that "the high proportions of non-migrants among the elderly living in every region indicates that aging-in-place and associated dying-in-place are the principal processes affecting the broad geographical distribution of elderly New Zealanders."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10643 Hwang, Sean-Shong; Albrecht, Don E. Constraints to the fulfillment of residential preferences among Texas homebuyers. Demography, Vol. 24, No. 1, Feb 1987. 61-76 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"A 1983 survey of Texas homebuyers reveals a high degree of mismatch between their preferred and actual residences. Analysis indicates that the logit of fulfilling residential preference is largely determined by the type of area preferred and the occupation and age of the homebuyer. Mismatch is most common among homebuyers preferring a suburban location, less so for those preferring nonmetropolitan residences, and lowest among people preferring central cities."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10644 Kandamuthan, M. A study on the socio-demographic status of the population of Pangappara, Trivandrum--1983. Journal of Family Welfare, Vol. 32, No. 2 [mislabeled 3], Dec 1985. 62-72 pp. Bombay, India. In Eng.
The author reports the findings of a 1983 survey of 47,125 persons living in 9,652 households in an area of Trivandrum, India. The survey was conducted "to assess (i) the progress made in the socio-demographic status of the population of this area since 1977, (ii) the effect of educational status on the acceptance of family planning methods and (iii) the immunisation status of the pre-school children." The topics discussed include environmental sanitation, religion, literacy, occupations, income, the child-woman ratio, family planning, parity, fertility, immunization status, age and sex distribution, and vital statistics.
Location: Population Council Library, New York, N.Y.

53:10645 Kuchar, Ivan; Pavlik, Zdenek. Optimalization of the age structure. [Optimalizace vekove struktury.] Demografie, Vol. 28, No. 4, 1986. 289-98 pp. Prague, Czechoslovakia. In Cze. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The concept of optimum population is examined. The focus is on the optimum age and sex structure under specific national conditions, in this case those of Czechoslovakia. The authors conclude that the optimum population for the country involves an element of population stability combined with flexibility of policies in order to respond to possible future demographic imbalances.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10646 Liang, Jersey; Tu, Edward Jow-Ching; Chen, Xiangming. Population aging in the People's Republic of China. Social Science and Medicine, Vol. 23, No. 12, 1986. 1,353-62 pp. Elmsford, New York/Oxford, England. In Eng.
"This paper provides a factual assessment of China's population aging and its social and economic consequences. It is projected that China will have a substantially older population in the middle of the 21st century. Major policy implications concerning old age support and health care have been examined."
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

53:10647 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (New York, New York). Profile of centenarians. Statistical Bulletin, Vol. 68, No. 1, Jan-Mar 1987. 2-9 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
Recent trends concerning centenarians in the United States are reviewed. Consideration is given to differences by sex and region and to questions of age misreporting. A commentary by Gregory Spencer (pp. 8-9) is included.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10648 Sembajwe, I. S. L. Population structure and its implications for rural development in Tanzania. Institute of Resource Assessment Research Report, No. 57, Jun 1983. 67 pp. University of Dar es Salaam, Institute of Resource Assessment: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In Eng.
An analysis of available data on age distribution from the 1978 census of Tanzania is attempted in order to indicate some of the problems faced by development planners. The author first notes that data by single years of age are not yet available; the analysis presented here is therefore dependent on data for broad age groups, which have been published for villages, wards, and regions. The available data are included in an appendix to the report. Consideration is given to the impact of internal migration on the age and sex distribution of the population, particularly in rural areas.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10649 Stone, Leroy O.; Fletcher, Susan. The seniors boom: dramatic increases in longevity and prospects for better health. [Le boom du troisieme age: hausses considerables de la longevite et meilleures perspectives de sante.] Pub. Order No. 89-515. ISBN 0-660-52898-3. Oct 1986. [96] pp. Statistics Canada: Ottawa, Canada. In Eng; Fre.
"This chartbook highlights the dramatic recent improvements in survival rates in the older population [of Canada] as well as aspects of health promotion." Data are taken from official sources. Sections are included on projections of the aged population, age structure variations, mortality declines, and improvements in health practices among the elderly.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10650 Thailand. National Statistical Office (Bangkok, Thailand). Report. The survey of hill tribe population: 1985. Tak province. Pub. Order No. E-SuR-Hil-k No. 1-86. [1986]. [x], 52 pp. Bangkok, Thailand. In Eng; Tha.
This report presents results from a survey of the demographic characteristics of the hill tribe population of Thailand. It concerns the hill population of Tak province. The data come from a 1985 complete enumeration of hill tribe individuals and households residing in the province. The total population enumerated was just over 69,000 persons. Data are presented on the communities concerned as well as on the demographic characteristics of the individuals.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10651 Vasilev, Dimitar. Population aging and some socio-political consequences. [Zastaryavaneto na naselenieto i nyakoi porodeni ot nego sotsialnopoliticheski problemi.] Naselenie, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1986. 79-95 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
Demographic aging and its consequences around the world are reviewed, with consideration of the situation in Bulgaria. The author notes that the rate of demographic aging will increase over the next few decades. In quantitative terms, more than half of the world's aged in the year 2000 will be concentrated in Europe and Eastern Asia. At the present time, the relative share of aged to total population is three times higher in developed than developing countries. The social costs of providing for the elderly are discussed.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10652 Zurayk, Huda C.; Armenian, Haroutune K.; Bryce, Jennifer; Khlat, Myriam; Kronfol, Nabil; Lockwood-Hourani, Laurel. Beirut 1984: a population and health profile. 1985. x, 253, [34] pp. American University of Beirut, Faculty of Health Sciences: Beirut, Lebanon. In Eng.
The results of a survey of approximately 2,752 households interviewed in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983-1984 as part of an effort to establish a population laboratory in that city are presented. The methodology used in developing the survey is first described. Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the survey population, including age and sex composition, nuptiality, mortality, fertility, and migration are discussed in one chapter. The bulk of the report is concerned with morbidity and the use of health services.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

J.2. Biological Characteristics

Descriptive studies of menarche and menopause, longevity, and increasing the life span, as well as other biological characteristics such as sex selection. Studies that are concerned with menarche and menopause as they specifically affect fertility are coded under F.5. Factors Other Than Contraception Affecting Fertility .

53:10653 Casanas Martin, Wilfredo; Cruz Martin, Alberto; Somarriba Lopez, Lorenzo. Some considerations concerning longevity in Cuba. [Algunas consideraciones acerca del problema de la longevidad en Cuba.] Revista Cubana de Administracion de Salud, Vol. 12, No. 2, Apr-Jun 1986. 139-48 pp. Havana, Cuba. In Spa. with sum. in Eng; Fre.
The situation regarding longevity in Cuba is reviewed. Drawing on both global literature and Cuban experience, the author considers the factors affecting longevity. The need to develop a national organization for the elderly in Cuba is suggested.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10654 Farhud, D. D.; Kamali, M. S.; Marzban, M.; Nevisi, N. Sex ratio in the Iranian urban and rural areas. Man in India, Vol. 66, No. 2, Jun 1986. 122-32 pp. Ranchi, India. In Eng.
Factors affecting the sex ratio are examined using data for 1,169,489 births occurring in rural and urban districts of Tehran, Iran, between 1971 and 1979. Attention is given to geographic, socioeconomic, psychological, and nutritional factors. It is found that "male births occurred more in Winter and Spring in the urban and rural areas, respectively. Female births occurred more in Fall in both urban and rural areas. Mean sex ratio was 108.20 in rural and 105.44 in urban areas." Reasons for the differentials between urban and rural areas are suggested.
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

53:10655 Foster, Andrew; Menken, Jane; Chowdhury, Alauddin; Trussell, James. Female reproductive development: a hazards model analysis. Social Biology, Vol. 33, No. 3-4, Fall-Winter 1986. 183-98 pp. Madison, Wisconsin. In Eng.
"In this paper we applied a recently developed statistical technique, hazard modelling, to the study of menarche and adolescent subfecundity. Using data collected in Bangladesh in 1976 and 1977, which included anthropometric and socioeconomic status measures, we found that age and weight were significant predictors of menarche; no other measure of growth significantly added explanatory power....Low SES [socioeconomic status] was associated with later age at menarche and appears to act through slower growth....[However,] it seems to have little effect on the interval of adolescent subfecundity. Indeed, late maturers exhibit some degree of 'catching up' in that the length of the subfecundity interval is negatively related to age at menarche."
The study also has a methodological focus. The authors "demonstrate that use of hazard models permits more detailed and penetrating findings to be extracted from the kinds of retrospective data traditionally collected as well as from longitudinal data of the types only recently available. In particular, multivariate analysis of age at menarche and the subfecundity interval, and their relations to anthropometric time-varying covariates as well as socioeconomic indicators, is shown to be feasible and informative."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10656 Kapoor, A. K.; Kapoor, Satwanti. The effects of high altitude on age at menarche and menopause. International Journal of Biometeorology, Vol. 30, No. 1, Mar 1986. 21-6 pp. Lisse, Netherlands. In Eng.
The effect of living at high altitudes on age at menarche and menopause is examined using data on three groups of Bhotia females living in the Himalaya region of Uttar Pradesh, India. A trend toward increase in age at menarche and menopause with increases in altitude is noted, but no significant impact on fertility is observed.
Location: U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md.

53:10657 Monari, Paola; Veronesi, Fosca M. Methodological problems in bio-demographic research. A sample study of the age at menopause. [Problemi di metodo nella ricerca biodemografica. Un'indagine campionaria sull'eta alla menopausa.] Statistica, Vol. 46, No. 2, Apr-Jun 1986. 189-98 pp. Bologna, Italy. In Ita. with sum. in Eng; Fre.
Two methods for the analysis of age at menopause, the longitudinal, or retrospective, method and the transversal, or status quo, method, are compared. The differences between these two methods are emphasized. "The former describes an historically ended situation and estimates the probability that a woman will reach such condition at age x. The latter considers the phenomenon from the viewpoint of its composite actuality and estimates the probability that a woman of age x is undergoing menopause." The different results obtained from the application of the two methods to data sets concerning 767 and 270 women born in Bologna, Italy, between 1920 and 1945 are described.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10658 Nakamura, Izumi; Shimura, Masako; Nonaka, Koichi; Miura, Teiji. Changes of recollected menarcheal age and month among women in Tokyo over a period of 90 years. Annals of Human Biology, Vol. 13, No. 6, Nov-Dec 1986. 547-54 pp. London, England. In Eng. with sum. in Fre; Ger.
"Data on the recollected age at menarche of 47,881 women born [in Japan] between 1881 and 1970 were examined. The mean menarcheal age had changed from 15.1 years in those born up to 1900 to 12.5 years in those born during the 1960s. The age at menarche differed according to the month of birth, and the pattern of average age distribution by month of birth was not the same when the year of birth was different."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10659 Svanborg, Alvur; Shibata, Hiroshi; Hatano, Shuichi; Matsuzaki, Toshihisa. Comparison of ecology, ageing and state of health in Japan and Sweden, the present and previous leaders in longevity. Acta Medica Scandinavica, Vol. 218, No. 1, 1985. 5-17 pp. Stockholm, Sweden. In Eng.
A comparative analysis of the factors associated with longevity in Japan and Sweden is presented. The authors first note that Japan has recently taken over the position, previously held by Sweden, of having the highest life expectancy in the world. Factors considered include nutrition, smoking, alcohol consumption, profession-related risks, family structure, and general standard of living. The data are from official sources in the two countries concerned.
Location: U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, Md.

J.3. Economic Characteristics

Descriptive studies of income differentials, earnings, career mobility, and other economic characteristics if allocated according to demographic groups. Analytical studies are classified under K.1.1. General Economic Development and Population , and studies concerned with employment and labor force are classified under K.3. Employment and Labor Force Participation .

53:10660 Cain, Mead. The consequences of reproductive failure: dependence, mobility, and mortality among the elderly of rural South Asia. Population Studies, Vol. 40, No. 3, Nov 1986. 375-88 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"This paper examines the proposition that the economic mobility of persons in rural South Asia is affected by their reproductive outcomes: specifically, that reproductive failure (defined as the failure to rear a surviving son) entails material loss. Underlying this proposition is the notion that sons in this setting constitute an important source of insurance against the risk of income insufficiency in old age and in a variety of other contingencies."
The results of analyses of data on the living arrangements of the elderly in several rural communities and histories of asset gain and loss suggest that "the consequences of reproductive failure include higher mortality risks and a high probability of property loss, that these consequences are more severe for women than for men, and are considerably more severe in rural Bangladesh than in the sampled areas of rural India."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10661 Exter, Thomas G. Where the money is. American Demographics, Vol. 9, No. 3, Mar 1987. 26-32 pp. Ithaca, New York. In Eng.
The current situation with regard to U.S. incomes is analyzed using data from the 1986 Current Population Survey. Consideration is given to differences in income by age, educational status, and household type.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10662 Novitskii, A. G. Population in the labor force. [Trudovaya aktivnost' naseleniya.] Populyarnaya Demografiya, 1986. 101 pp. Mysl': Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
This collection of essays by different authors is concerned with the economic characteristics of the population of the USSR. Topics covered include various forms of economic activity, part-time employment, working at home, and labor substitution. Special attention is paid to problems related to combining women's participation in the labor force with maternity.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

J.4. Social Characteristics

Descriptive studies of populations according to literacy and educational attainment, cultural background, religious affiliation, residential characteristics and segregation, and the like. Studies on social mobility are also coded under this heading.

53:10663 Ganji, M. H. A geographical approach to some demographic features of the Moslem countries. Population Geography, Vol. 4, No. 1-2, Jun-Dec 1982. 10-25 pp. Chandigarh, India. In Eng.
This paper is concerned with the Muslim populations of 20 Asian and 30 African countries, the geographic distribution of Muslim countries, and Muslim minorities in non-Muslim countries. Data are primarily from the United Nations for the year 1975. Population density, annual population growth rate, life expectancy, age distribution, and languages are studied comparatively at country and continent levels. Anticipated future trends are discussed.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

J.5. Ethnic Characteristics

Descriptive studies of populations on the basis of race, ethnic group, language, and national origin.

53:10664 Allen, Walter R.; Farley, Reynolds. The shifting social and economic tides of black America, 1950-1980. Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 12, 1986. 277-306 pp. Palo Alto, California. In Eng.
"This article examines significant demographic trends that illustrate the advances of many black Americans from 1954 to 1984. We also examine trends which indicate deterioration in the socioeconomic circumstances and life chances of a significant portion of the black population. The two competing trends in the status of black Americans (at one extreme an emerging black elite, at the other a growing black underclass) have been central in provocative debates about economics and race over the past decade. This article locates the debate in historical context, summarizing the work of early theorists on this issue."
The authors use U.S. census data "to document changes from 1950-1980 in occupational distribution, labor force participation, educational attainment, income and earnings, fertility and mortality rates, and family organizational patterns for blacks and whites. Using the political economy perspective, we argue that race and economic status are inexorably linked in this society. Shifts in the society's economic base coupled with historical (and contemporary) patterns of racial oppression explain the disproportionate concentration of blacks in the underclass."
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

53:10665 Browning, Harley L.; de la Garza, Rodolfo O. Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans: an evolving relation. CMAS Publications, ISBN 0-292-75094-3. LC 85-073572. 1986. 256 pp. University of Texas, Center for Mexican American Studies: Austin, Texas. In Eng.
This collection of papers by various authors is a result of a conference entitled The Impact of Mexican Immigration on the Chicano Population of the United States, held at the University of Texas at Austin in October 1982. The focus of the papers is on the relationships between three related but separate population groups: Mexican Americans, Mexican-born legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants from Mexico. Consideration is given to "the absolute and relative numbers of the three groups according to region and community; residential, employment and interactional patterns; educational and cultural distinctions; and the different political orientations."
Location: New York Public Library.

53:10666 Bruk, S. Ethnodemographic processes. The world population at the threshold of the 21st century. Soviet Ethnographic Studies, No. 5, LC 86-174981. 1986. 185 pp. Academy of Sciences, "Social Sciences Today" Editorial Board: Moscow, USSR. In Eng.
This publication, which is translated from the original Russian and is also available in French, German, and Spanish, examines world population dynamics since the end of World War II, with particular attention to ethnic and nationality problems. It is in two parts, together with a statistical appendix. The first part describes the dynamics of population size and growth and includes consideration of natural increase, family structure, marriage, divorce, age and sex distribution, migration, spatial distribution, and urbanization. The second part examines the distribution of the world's population by ethnic group, including distribution by race, language, and religion
Publisher's address: 33/12 Arbat, Moscow 121818, USSR.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

53:10667 Gann, L. H.; Duignan, Peter J. The Hispanics in the United States: a history. ISBN 0-8133-0335-4. LC 86-4087. 1986. xv, 392 pp. Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace: Stanford, California; Westview Press: Boulder, Colorado/London, England. In Eng.
This is a general survey of the history, politics, and culture of the main Hispanic groups in the United States. Consideration is given to the beginnings of large-scale Mexican immigration into the borderlands at the turn of the century, socioeconomic changes associated with World War I, and changes in the demographic composition of the country as a result of later immigration. The current debate over immigration policy is reviewed, including consideration of whether immigrants compete for jobs and social services, whether the Immigration and Naturalization Service is capable of handling the flow of immigrants, and whether employer sanctions are just. The demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the major Hispanic groups are described.
Location: New York Public Library.

53:10668 Kerecsenyi, Edit. The population of Croat villages in Zala County as reflected in historical demography. Review of Historical Demography/Communications de Demographie Historique, No. 5, 1986. 7-53 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
The author surveys demographic developments in eight Croat settlements in the Zala region of Hungary since the early 1700s. The data are primarily from official censuses. Information is provided in tabular form concerning age, occupation, and religion; vital statistics, 1829-1938 and 1911-1970; population growth, 1870-1980; sex and age distribution, 1900 and 1980; occupations; and language.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10669 Lapointe, Gerard; Amyot, Michel. The state of the French language in Quebec: balance sheet and outlook. [L'etat de la langue francaise au Quebec: bilan et prospective.] Conseil de la Langue Francaise Notes et Documents, No. 58 and 59, ISBN 2-550-16896-8. 1986. xxvi, 856 pp. Conseil de la Langue Francaise: Quebec City, Canada. In Fre.
This two-volume report presents 15 studies commissioned by the government of Quebec on the subject of the future of the French language in the province. Some general trends in the linguistic situation in Canada and Quebec are first reviewed. Three papers are then devoted to questions of migration and linguistic changes and transfers. The next three papers deal with socioeconomic aspects of the language problem, followed by three papers on cultural questions. Four papers on the place of the French language in the sciences and new communication technologies are then included. A final section gives details of the relevant legislation concerning language in Quebec.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10670 Passel, Jeffrey S.; Berman, Patricia A. Quality of 1980 census data for American Indians. Social Biology, Vol. 33, No. 3-4, Fall-Winter 1986. 163-82 pp. Madison, Wisconsin. In Eng.
The authors examine the reasons for the 70 percent increase in the count of American Indians between the 1970 and 1980 U.S. censuses. The emphasis is on changes in the response patterns between these two censuses. "In addition to presenting demographic analyses of the American Indian data at the national level, this paper includes an analysis of geographic variation of implied birth, death, and migration rates at the state level. States which historically have had large American Indian populations in general had high birth and death rates with reasonable migration rates. Many other states, however, had anomalously low birth and death rates with extraordinarily high implied migration rates. This pattern suggests that the changes in response may have occurred primarily in the latter areas."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10671 Sinha, U. P. Demographic study of tribal population in India: a census analysis. In: Dynamics of population and family welfare, 1985, edited by K. Srinivasan and S. Mukerji. Dec 1985. 439-80 pp. Himalaya Publishing House: Bombay, India. In Eng.
"This study analyses the growth in the tribal population in different states and Union Territories of India during the period 1961-81, and also by some of the major tribes. The data available from the censuses of 1961, 1971 and 1981 have been used to study the trends in the growth rates of the tribal population. Estimates of fertility and mortality rates, based on child-women [ratios] and other indirect procedures, age at marriage, trends in the educational and literacy level of the population, the changes in their economic conditions and work participation rates have been studied for the period from 1961 to 1981."
It is found that "the proportion of the tribal population has increased during the period from 1971 to 1981 and that the increase has been due to a reduction in the death rates." Particular attention is given to the internal migration of tribes.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10672 Snipp, C. Matthew. Who are American Indians? Some observations about the perils and pitfalls of data for race and ethnicity. Population Research and Policy Review, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1986. 237-52 pp. Dordrecht, Netherlands. In Eng.
"The data for race and ethnicity published from the 1980 [U.S.] Census are based on racial and ethnic self-identification of respondents. Self-identification of race and ethnicity is problematic mainly because analysts are frequently inclined to treat this information as immutable. However, as this paper suggests, for some groups such as American Indians, racial and ethnic identity is an extremely complex phenomenon which has the potential to be highly variable....This paper shows that, depending on how American Indians are defined, population estimates can range from less than 1.0 million to nearly 7.0 million. Furthermore, it is possible to isolate three types of American Indian identities in 1980 [U.S.] Census data, and each of these groups have different socioeconomic profiles."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10673 Tas, R. F. J. The demographic development of the Suriname and Netherlands Antillean population in the Netherlands, 1971-1986. [De demografische ontwikkeling van de Surinaamse en Antilliaanse bevolking in Nederland, 1971-1986.] Maandstatistiek van de Bevolking, Vol. 34, No. 10, Oct 1986. 25-39 pp. Voorburg, Netherlands. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
The dynamics of the population resident in the Netherlands of Netherlands Antilles or Suriname origin are described for the period 1971-1986. This population represented about 1.6 percent of the total population of the Netherlands in 1986. Consideration is given to differences in fertility and mortality between this population and the Dutch population as a whole.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:10674 United Kingdom. Office of Population Censuses and Surveys [OPCS]. Population Statistics Division (London, England). Ethnic minority populations in Great Britain. Population Trends, No. 46, Winter 1986. 18-21 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"This article summarises some of the main demographic features of ethnic minority populations resident in Great Britain, using information provided by the annual Labour Force Surveys for the period 1983 to 1985. The current rate of increase in the size of the non-white population is estimated. These estimates are found to be close to results from the 1976-based projections of the population of New Commonwealth and Pakistan ethnic origin, taking into account differences in definition."
For a related study, also published in 1986, see 52:30677.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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