Volume 53 - Number 3 - Fall 1987

T. Machine-Readable Data Files (MRDF)

References to data of demographic interest that are stored in machine-readable form. All MRDFs coded under this heading are cross-referenced to specific subject categories as appropriate. Articles concerned with the availability of MRDFs are also included.

53:30832 Benin. Institut National de la Statistique et de l'Analyse Economique (Benin City, Benin). First Round of the Multi-Round Demographic Survey (EDR). Fieldwork, 1981-1982 [MRDF]. [1987?]. Institut National de la Statistique et de l'Analyse Economique [producer]: Benin City, Benin; International Statistical Institute [ISI], Research Centre, Dynamic Data Base [distributor]: Voorburg, Netherlands. In Fre.
This file contains 110,601 logical records (with a variable record length) and has 30,989 cases. Data are provided for Benin concerning respondents' background, marital status, religion, residence, recent live births, and deaths. This survey formed the sampling frame for Benin's World Fertility Survey. The file's release is subject to approval by the producing institution.
Source: Distributor's correspondence.

53:30833 Bongaarts, John; Stover, John. The Population Council target-setting model: a user's manual. Center for Policy Studies Working Paper, No. 130, Dec 1986. 100 pp. Population Council, Center for Policy Studies: New York, New York. In Eng.
"This is the manual for the computer program TARGET. The objective of the program is to estimate the future trends in contraceptive users, acceptors and consumption that are required to bring about a given reduction in fertility. The first three chapters of the manual present the target-setting methodology as well as a general application of the model to examine the factors affecting long-range trends in contraceptive prevalence and number of acceptors. Chapter 4 provides instructions for the user of the TARGET program and includes all the practical details needed to make projections on a computer. Instructions for installing the program on different computers and a summary of the model's mathematical structure conclude the manual."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30834 Botswana. Central Statistics Office (Gaborone, Botswana). Primary Health Care Survey of 1984 [MRDF]. [1987?]. Central Statistics Office [producer]: Gaborone, Botswana; International Statistical Institute [ISI], Research Centre, Dynamic Data Base [distributor]: Voorburg, Netherlands. In Eng.
This file contains 78,656 records (with a record length of 80 characters). The data in this file were collected in fieldwork in Botswana in 1983 and 1984 as part of the Continuous Household Integrated Programme of Surveys. Data are provided on socioeconomic factors, morbidity, physical disability, education, occupations, water supply, use of community health services, family welfare educators, social welfare, live births, child mortality, and child growth and development. The data are subject to approval of release by the producing institution.
Source: Distributor's correspondence.

53:30835 China. State Family Planning Commission (Beijing, China). One-per-Thousand Population Fertility Sampling Survey, 1982 [MRDF]. [1987?]. State Family Planning Commission [producer]: Beijing, China; International Statistical Institute [ISI], Research Centre, Dynamic Data Base [distributor]: Voorburg, Netherlands. In Eng.
This file contains the results of China's 1982 One-per-Thousand Population Fertility Sampling Survey. The individual raw data consist of 1,401,890 logical records (with a record length of 22 characters) and the recode file contains 310,102 logical records (with a record length of 300 characters). The file provides data for women in China aged 15-67 on place of residence, age, nationality, education, occupation, marital status, contraceptive use, abortions, birth histories, infant deaths for 1980-1981, and one-child certificate acceptance. The coverage is 100 percent national, excluding Tibet. Provincial data sets are available on request. The data are on automatic release for comparative analyses involving five or more countries; other requests are subject to clearance by the producing institution.
Source: Distributor's correspondence.

53:30836 Field, N. C. Software packages for population analysis on microcomputers with PC or MS DOS. Department of Geography Discussion Paper Series, No. 33, Aug 1986. iii, 62 pp. University of Toronto, Department of Geography: Toronto, Canada. In Eng.
"This document describes a series of general-purpose software packages that have been designed for four basic types of demographic analysis on microcomputers with DOS operating systems. It serves as a complement to a set of two diskettes that contain the source progams with appended documentation, the executable command files, and sample data sets. The system, which will be expanded in the future, currently contains six progams, including dual-variant packages for two of the analytical tasks. The individual packages that make up the present system are...Population Projection Packages--two variants (POPPROJ and POPPROJ2); Cohort Survival Net Migration Package (NETMIG); Life Table Package (LIFETAB); [and] Mortality Risk Assessment Packages--two variants (MORTRATE and MORT2)." These packages are designed for use in situations when adequate census and vital statistics data are not necessarily available.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30837 National University of Costa Rica. Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales en Poblacion (San Jose, Costa Rica); Cornell University. International Population Program (Ithaca, New York). Follow-Up Fertility Survey, 1978. [1987?]. National University of Costa Rica, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales en Poblacion [producer]: San Jose, Costa Rica; International Statistical Institute [ISI], Research Centre, Dynamic Data Base [distributor]: Voorburg, Netherlands. In Eng; Spa.
This file contains 94,423 logical records (with a variable record length) and has 2,009 cases. Data are provided for Costa Rica on respondents' background, education, pregnancy history, marriage history, family planning, birth history, contraceptive use, and occupation. The data are for 77 percent of 2,622 married women aged 20-49 who were interviewed in the 1976 World Fertility Survey and reinterviewed in 1978.
Source: Distributor's correspondence.

53:30838 Rwanda. Office National de la Population (Kigali, Rwanda). Fertility Survey of 1983 [MRDF]. [1987?]. Office National de la Population [producer]: Kigali, Rwanda; International Statistical Institute [ISI], Research Centre, Dynamic Data Base [distributor]: Voorburg, Netherlands. In Fre.
This file contains 5,738 logical records (with a record length of 956 characters). The contents are similar to World Fertility Surveys conducted in Africa, with a core as well as a module devoted to factors other than contraception affecting fertility in Rwanda. Data are provided on respondent's background, marriage history, birth history, breast feeding, open and closed birth intervals, contraception, and socioeconomic variables. The file's release is subject to approval by the producing institution.
Source: Distributor's correspondence.

53:30839 Strong, Michael A. Software for demographic research. Population Index, Vol. 53, No. 2, Summer 1987. 183-99 pp. Princeton, New Jersey. In Eng.
Software that has been specifically developed to perform demographic analyses on both microcomputers and mainframes is reviewed. The emphasis is on those programs with wide distribution. Consideration is given to packages of demographic programs; fertility estimation and analysis; mortality estimation and analysis; nuptiality; migration; data collection, management, and quality testing; and population projections and models. Information is included on the addresses of the distributors of the software packages and programs.
Author's address: Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

53:30840 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). Census of Population and Housing, 1990: Public Law 94-171, 1986 Test Census of Central Los Angeles County, California [MRDF]. 1987. U.S. Bureau of the Census [producer and distributor]: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This file contains 4,264 logical records (with a record length of 432 characters) and has accompanying documentation. The file structure is hierarchical, and the records are sorted by level of geographic hierarchy. "The file contains complete-count data on race and Spanish origin for total persons and for those 18 years and over" in the central Los Angeles, California, census test area. "Summaries are provided in a hierarchical sequence for state, county, voting districts, and geographic areas comprising voting districts."
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Data User Services Division, Data Developments, No. X-13, Aug 1987.

53:30841 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). County Population Estimates (Experimental) by Age, Sex, and Race: 1980, 1982, and 1984 [MRDF]. 1987. U.S. Bureau of the Census [producer and distributor]: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This file contains 3,136 logical records (with a record length of 1,314 characters) and has accompanying documentation. "The file provides county population estimates [for the United States] for July 1 of 1980, 1982, and 1984 by age (18 age groups), sex, and race (White, and Black and other races). The estimates were originally prepared for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and sometimes are referred to by that name. They make full use of 1980 census data on gross in- and out-migration for counties and replace the estimates previously labeled 'provisional'."
For a related file, released in 1985, see 51:20841.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Data User Services Division, Data Developments, No. X-8, Apr 1987.

53:30842 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.); United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Washington, D.C.). Current Population Survey, June 1986: Immigration, Fertility and Birth Expectations [MRDF]. 1987. U.S. Bureau of the Census [producer and distributor]: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This file contains 165,201 logical records (with a record length of 603 characters) and has accompanying documentation. The file structure is rectangular, and the records are sequenced by state rank, census area, household identification number, and line number. The file contains data for a probability sample of 71,000 U.S. households selected to represent the civilian, noninstitutional U.S. population living in households. "Data are provided on labor force activity...[and] on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and over. Also shown are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Spanish origin. In addition, data pertaining to immigration, fertility, and birth expectations are included on the file." Statistics are provided for country of birth; citizenship; year of immigration; data of first marriage, number of live births, and dates of first and last births for married women aged 18-44; and birth expectations for women aged 18-34.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Data User Services Division, Data Developments, No. X-14, Aug 1987.

53:30843 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). 1986 Population Estimates by County with Components of Change [MRDF]. 1987. U.S. Bureau of the Census [producer and distributor]: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This file contains 3,138 logical records (with a record length of 108 characters) and has accompanying documentation. The file structure is rectangular, and the records are sequenced by FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) code within each state. "For each county or county equivalent [in the United States], the file provides the provisional population estimate for July 1, 1986 and the corrected 1980 census population figure. In addition, figures are shown for 1980-1986 period births, deaths, and residual migration."
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Data User Services Division, Data Developments, No. X-16, Aug 1987.

53:30844 United States. Immigration and Naturalization Service [INS]. Statistical Analysis Branch (Washington, D.C.). Immigrants admitted into the United States as legal permanent residents, FY 1972-1986 [MRDF]. Jun 1987. U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service [INS], Statistical Analysis Branch [producer]: Washington, D.C.; U.S. National Technical Information Service [NTIS] [distributor]: Springfield, Virginia. In Eng.
This is a collection of 15 data files providing information on all aliens who have become legal permanent residents of the United States during the period 1972-1986. They are contained on five tapes, each tape covering a three-year span. Among the variables covered in the files are port of entry, month and year of admission, age, country of birth, marital status, sex, nationality, occupation, labor certification, country of last permanent residence, and place of intended residence.
Source: Distributor's announcement.


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