Volume 53 - Number 3 - Fall 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.

53:30034 Antonov, A. I.; Churakov, V. Ya. Problems of population reproduction and employment. [Problemy vosproizvodstva i zanyatosti naseleniya.] LC 85-217390. 1984. 185 pp. Akademiya Nauk SSSR, Institut Sotsiologicheskikh Issledovanii, Sovetskaya Sotsiologicheskaya Assotsiatsiya: Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
This is a collection of papers by various authors on aspects of population dynamics in the USSR and their relationship to employment. Topics covered include the relationship between births and deaths, divorce and fertility, values systems and reproduction, fertility of northern national groups, reproductive behavior in the Turkmen SSR, the employment situation, improving conditions to encourage women to work outside the home, social aspects of employment, the impact of demographic cycles on employment, and employment in the Belorussian SSR.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

53:30035 Canada. Quebec (Province). Bureau de la Statistique du Quebec (Quebec, Canada). The demographic situation in Quebec: 1987 edition. [La situation demographique au Quebec: edition 1987.] Statistiques Demographiques, ISBN 2-551-08595-0. 1987. 203 pp. Quebec, Canada. In Fre.
Data on the demographic situation in the province of Quebec, Canada, are presented together with an analysis of the data, the most recent of which are for 1985. Information is included on life expectancy, infant mortality, age-specific mortality rates, and causes of death; fertility by age and parity, illegitimacy, induced abortion, and sterilizations; marital status and marriage duration; international and interprovincial migration; and social characteristics, including language, education, religion, and seasonal movements.
For the 1985 edition, published in 1986, see 52:20014.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30036 Erwee, J. A.; Radder, Laetitia. Development Region D: a socio-economic/demographic profile based on the 1980 population census. Series C--Report, No. 2, ISBN 0-86988-239-2. Dec 1984. xiii, 273 pp. University of Port Elizabeth, Institute for Planning Research: Port Elizabeth, South Africa. In Eng.
Data from the 1980 census of South Africa are used to present a socioeconomic and demographic analysis of one of the eight development regions into which the country is divided for development planning purposes. Consideration is given to population distribution and composition, age distribution, education, income, economic activity, occupations, employment, and religion.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30037 Faur, Brigitte; Court, Yves. The demographic situation in 1985: population movement. [La situation demographique en 1985: mouvement de la population.] Collections de l'INSEE, Serie D: Demographie et Emploi, No. 120, Jul 1987. 213 pp. Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques [INSEE]: Paris, France. In Fre.
The demographic situation in France in 1985 is reviewed. The report begins with a description of the country's vital statistics system and the methods used to calculate the major indicators. Results are then presented concerning population, marriages, divorces, recognitions of illegitimate children, births, induced abortions, deaths, monthly data, natural increase, migration, and results by department and region.
For the 1984 report, published in 1986, see 53:10032.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30038 Findlay, Allan; White, Paul. West European population change. ISBN 0-7099-3667-2. LC 86-8823. 1986. xv, 253 pp. Croom Helm: Dover, New Hampshire/London, England. In Eng.
This book consists of a collection of papers by various authors on aspects of the data collected during the 1980-1982 census round in Europe, excluding Eastern Europe. Its primary purpose is "to attempt an international comparative analysis of trends in Western Europe in order to identify the macro-economic and demographic forces moulding the shape and distribution of Europe's population." The book is a product of a workshop held at the University of Sheffield in March 1985. It consists of four general papers on topics such as household trends, counter-urbanization, and international migration; case studies on Denmark, Ireland, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Portugal, and the United Kingdom; and a paper on future change in European populations.
Author's address: Department of Geography, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30039 Hofsten, Erland. Swedish population history: features of trends since 1750. [Svensk befolkningshistoria: nagra grunddrag i utvecklingen fran 1750.] ISBN 91-29-57693-8. LC 86-194606. 1986. 181 pp. Rabenand-Sjogren: Stockholm, Sweden. In Swe.
Demographic trends in Sweden are analyzed from 1750 to the present using data from offical statistical sources. Chapters are included on data and historical data sources; mortality and longevity; fertility and reproduction; internal and international migration; age distribution, marital status, and family and households; educational status; changes in social structure; and changes in and consequences of population growth.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

53:30040 Izko Gaston, Javier; Molina Rivero, Ramiro; Pereira Morato, Rene. Time of life and death: a case study in two Andean contexts in Bolivia. [Tiempo de vida y muerte: estudio de caso en dos contextos andinos de Bolivia.] Apr 1986. 318 pp. Consejo Nacional de Poblacion [CONAPO]: [La Paz], Bolivia; Canadian International Development Agency [CIDA]: Ottawa, Canada. In Spa.
This volume contains two case studies of population dynamics in Bolivia. The first concerns the northern Potosinos valleys and is based on data obtained in interviews conducted in 1982 with 82 households. The author first examines the region's economic situation. Various aspects of reproduction are then considered, including family characteristics, nuptiality, separation and divorce, contraception, the effects of Andean customs, pregnancy, attitudes toward first and subsequent births, and unwanted children. Causes of illness and death, medical treatment, and infant mortality are also discussed. The second study, concerned with socioeconomic and reproductive strategies in the community of Pampa-Aullagas Oruro, is based on data obtained in 1982 in interviews with 89 families. Aspects considered include socioeconomic structure, survival strategies, family formation, and reproductive behavior. A bibliography of 120 references is included.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30041 Karapetyan, S. A.; Ovsepyan, R. L. Regional aspects of socio-demographic development in the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic. [Regional'nye osobennosti sotsial'no-demograficheskogo razvitiya Armyanskoi SSR.] 1986. 215 pp. Aiastan: Yerevan, USSR. In Rus.
Population trends in the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic over the past 25 years are examined. Particular attention is given to income and to the role of demographic factors in income and consumption differentials.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30042 Wilkie, James W.; Lorey, David. Statistical abstract of Latin America. Vol. 25, ISBN 0-87903-246-4. LC 56-63569. 1987. lviii, 934 pp. University of California, Latin American Center: Los Angeles, California. In Eng.
Selected data concerning Latin America are presented in this annual publication. A section on population, health, and education (pp. 72-169) includes subsections on demography; vital statistics and disease; and health, nutrition, family planning, and welfare. The data are taken from a variety of sources.
For a previous publication in this series concerning 1984, see 51:20041.
Location: Princeton University Library (SSRC).

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.

53:30043 Burnel, Roger. Demographic situation in the Community: information report. Pub. Order No. CES 602/84 fin. 1986. ii, 40 pp. European Communities, Economic and Social Committee: Brussels, Belgium. In Eng.
The author analyzes demographic conditions in European Community countries. He first examines population trends, including changes in fertility and mortality rates, international labor migration, family size, and marriage patterns. He then discusses possible causes of the low fertility rate and considers the implications of continued low fertility. In the concluding section, he discusses policy recommendations prepared by the European Community's Economic and Social Committee. A statistical appendix contains demographic data covering the years 1960-1983 for European Community countries.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30044 Garcia, Brigida; de Oliveira, Orlandina. Population dynamics in Mexico: recent trends. [Dinamica poblacional en Mexico: tendencias recientes.] Revista Mexicana de Sociologia, Vol. 47, No. 1, Jan-Mar 1985. 189-205 pp. Mexico City, Mexixo. In Spa.
Recent population trends in Mexico are explored. The authors note that population growth rates have begun to decline primarily because fertility has started to decline. The significance of rural-urban migration, particularly among the young, and of the rapid growth of the urban population is discussed.
Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

53:30045 Heenan, Brian. Population studies. Progress in Human Geography, Vol. 11, No. 2, Jun 1987. 275-85 pp. London, England. In Eng.
Recent work by Australian and New Zealand scholars in the field of population geography is reviewed. Consideration is given to their contributions to theory, methodology, collection and analysis of new data sources, surveys of current trends and prospects, development of new areas of inquiry, and migration studies.
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

53:30046 Hull, Terence H.; Larson, Ann. Dynamic disequilibrium: demographic policies and trends in Asia. Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Vol. 1, No. 1, May 1987. 25-59 pp. Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
The authors present an overview of anticipated population trends and policies in the developing countries of Eastern and Southeastern Asia. Attention is given to various population projections to the years 2000 and 2025, the sources of these projections, and the assumptions on which they are based. The population policies of 14 countries in the region are then discussed. It is noted that those countries with no commitment to support family planning are not likely to reach fertility levels in line with those on which U.N. population projections are based. Changes in population policies in China, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines are summarized.
Author's address: International Population Dynamics Program, Demography Department, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30047 Jansen, J. H.; Leeuw, F. L. Publication and citation behavior of Dutch demographic researchers. [Publikatie- en verwijsgedrag in de Nederlandse demografie.] Bevolking en Gezin, No. 1, Aug 1987. 125-42 pp. Brussels, Belgium. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
"Although increasing, the attention demographers pay to epistemology and sociology of science questions with respect to the discipline is limited. This article first indicates the relevance of a sociology of science approach regarding Dutch demography. Next, the authors present empirical data on the publication and citation behavior of Dutch demographic researchers. The data refer to 1982 and 1983 and cover 408 publications. Among others, attention is paid to the language in which publications appear, the type of medium in which demographers write, the age structure of the publications and the topics published. All references used in these publications were investigated along the same lines. Conclusions deal with the relevance of the findings in relation to contemporary Dutch science policy and the future of Dutch demography."
Author's address: Leids Instituut voor Sociaal Beleidsonderzoek, Stationsplein 242, 2312 AR Leiden, Netherlands.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30048 Leete, Richard. The post-demographic transition in East and South East Asia: similarities and contrasts with Europe. Population Studies, Vol. 41, No. 2, Jul 1987. 187-206 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"During the past 15 years spectacular changes in demographic behaviour have occurred in parts of east and south-east Asia. In this paper these changes are examined and contrasted with those that have taken place in parts of Europe at the corresponding period. Although it was to be expected that the Asian transitions would have been much shorter than in Europe, it is surprising that the transition in Asian countries has in many respects caught up with and even overtaken that in the European countries where it occurred much earlier."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30049 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (New York, New York). Canada's changing population. Statistical Bulletin, Vol. 68, No. 4, Oct-Dec 1987. 31-7 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
Recent population trends in Canada are examined using data from various official sources. Consideration is given to variations in rates of growth, age distribution, sex distribution, and metropolitan growth by region.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30050 New Zealand Planning Council. Population Monitoring Group (Wellington, New Zealand). The New Zealand population: change, composition and policy implications. Population Monitoring Group Report, No. 4, ISBN 0-908601-51-4. Dec 1986. 63 pp. Wellington, New Zealand. In Eng.
This is the fourth in a series of reports from an official body established to monitor population trends in New Zealand. It focuses on changes in the age composition of the population and their implications for social and economic planning. Recent trends in population growth, fertility, international migration, employment, and population redistribution are also reviewed, and some preliminary comments are made on the Labour Government's Review of Immigration Policy.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30051 Panek, Tomasz. Comparative research on demographic development in European countries. [Porownanie poziomu rozwoju demograficznego krajow europejskich.] Biuletyn IGS, Vol. 27, No. 3-4, 1984. 87-99, 208, 217 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Pol. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author presents a comparative analysis of demographic trends in 22 European countries, consisting of the larger countries and excluding Iceland, Ireland, and the USSR. The period covered is 1950-1980.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30052 Rybakovsky, Leonid; Kiseleva, Galina. Problems of population reproduction and migration in the USSR. Yearbook of Population Research in Finland, Vol. 25, 1987. 46-56 pp. Helsinki, Finland. In Eng.
The authors present an overview of recent demographic developments in the USSR, with attention given to fertility, mortality, and migration by region, republic, and urban and rural areas. The majority of the data are for the last two decades, with some figures for earlier years as well. Underlying factors contributing to the observed demographic changes are noted, and internal migration and population redistribution are discussed.
Author's address: Institute of Sociological Research, USSR Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospekt 14, Moscow V-71, USSR.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30053 Siampos, Georgiou S. A 30-year period of demographic change in Greece. [Mia triakontaetia demografikon exelixeon sten Ellada.] In: E demographike krise sten Ellada. 1985. 32 pp. Ellenike Etaireia Demographikon Meleton: Athens, Greece. In Gre. with sum. in Eng.
Population trends in Greece over the past 30 years are reviewed. The author states that Greece entered the fourth stage of the demographic transition in the 1960s, with a rising death rate and a continued fertility decline. Consideration is given to demographic aging, urbanization, and rural depopulation. The author also notes that over the 30-year period, two-thirds of the population had migrated at least once.
Publisher's address: 14 Lycourgoy Street, Athens, Greece.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30054 Vishnevskii, A. The human factor in demographic measurement. Problems of Economics, Vol. 30, No. 2, Jun 1987. 5-21 pp. Armonk, New York. In Eng.
The author discusses aspects of current demographic trends in the USSR. Attention is given to developments affecting life expectancy, the size and age structure of the population, labor supply, and the family, as well as to demography and population policy.
This is a translation of the Russian article in Kommunist (Moscow, USSR), No. 17, 1986, pp. 69-80.
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

53:30055 1820 Foundation (Grahamstown, South Africa). The human option: an international conference on the population dynamics in Southern Africa: Grahamstown, 4, 5 and 6 February 1985; Johannesburg, 6 March 1985. ISBN 0-947001-25-5. [1985]. vi, 195 pp. Grahamstown, South Africa. In Eng.
This report on the population dynamics of Southern Africa is the product of two conferences held in South Africa in early 1985 under the auspices of the 1820 Foundation. These conferences were primarily concerned with the population situation in South Africa and involved participants from various racial and ethnic groups. The recommendations stress the need to depoliticize family planning and make it the responsibility of the private sector, to involve the people in the planning process, to promote education for the majority population, to remove government restraints on the free-market economy, to promote rural development, and to encourage privatization.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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