Volume 54 - Number 2 - Summer 1988

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.

54:20020 Damas, Henriette; Wattelar, Christine; Veys, Dion; Poulain, Michel. Demography: Belgium in 43 arrondissements. [Demographie: la Belgique en 43 arrondissements.] Collection Science de la Population, ISBN 2-8041-1042-7. 1988. 265 pp. De Boeck Universite: Brussels, Belgium; Societe Belge de Demographie: Brussels, Belgium. In Fre.
This is a quantitative analysis of population trends in Belgium over the past 25 years, with the data presented primarily in maps and figures. Consideration is given to changes in sex, age, and nationality at the arrondissement, or minor administrative district, level. A chapter on natural increase is subdivided into sections on fertility and mortality at both national and regional levels. A separate chapter on migration examines international migration concerning Belgians and foreigners, as well as internal migration.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20021 Engmann, E. V. T. Population of Ghana, 1850-1960. ISBN 9964-3-0088-3. LC 87-127395. 1986. xvii, 300 pp. Ghana Universities Press: Accra, Ghana. In Eng.
This is a general study of the population dynamics of Ghana from 1850 to 1960. Topics covered include data sources, population estimates from the nineteenth century to the 1960 census, spatial distribution in 1960, mortality and fertility, the labor force, and migration.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20022 Fordererkreis Bad Nauheimer Gesprache (Mainz, Germany, Federal Republic of). Population trends in the Federal Republic of Germany. [Die Bevolkerungsentwicklung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.] Schriftenreihe Bad Nauheimer Gesprache der Landesarztekammer Hessen, Vol. 11, ISBN 3-87409-12-4. 1987. 200 pp. Verlag Kirchheim: Mainz, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger.
This volume contains reprints of papers and transcriptions of discussions from three conferences in Bad Nauheim, Federal Republic of Germany, in 1985 and 1986 at which scientists, representatives of political parties, social policymakers, and philosophers discussed population trends in West Germany. Topics considered include perspectives and consequences of Germany's population structure, political consequences of changes in the population structure, and the fairness of the social insurance system.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20023 Hugo, Graeme J.; Hull, Terence H.; Hull, Valerie J.; Jones, Gavin W. The demographic dimension in Indonesian development. East Asian Social Science Monograph, ISBN 0-19-582699-X. LC 87-11021. 1987. xxv, 417 pp. Oxford University Press: New York, New York/Singapore. In Eng.
This is a detailed examination of the demographic situation in Indonesia and its interrelationships with economic and social development. Following an introductory chapter on Indonesia's geography, history, and ethno-linguistic patterns, an overview of the country's demographic history is provided. Attention is given to interregional variations; mortality and health care; fertility, marriage, and family planning; population mobility--types and patterns; population mobility--causes and effects; labor force and labor utilization; the process of population planning; future trends in Indonesia's population; and planning for a growing population.
Location: Princeton University Library.

54:20024 Institut de Formation et de Recherche Demographiques [IFORD] (Yaounde, Cameroon). The demography of Senegal. [La demographie au Senegal.] Bulletin de Liaison de Demographie Africaine, No. 52-53, Nov-Apr 1986-1987. 120 pp. Yaounde, Cameroon. In Fre.
This special issue is devoted to the demography of Senegal. It includes a review of demographic trends from 1959 to 1979, an inventory of data collection efforts, a study on trends in nuptiality and fertility, a review of the integration of the population variable in the socioeconomic development planning process, and a summary of the research efforts of both the Societe Nouvelle des Etudes de Developpement en Afrique (SONED) and IFORD in the field of population.
Correspondence: IFORD, Service des Publications, B.P. 1556, Yaounde, Cameroon. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20025 Institut de Formation et de Recherche Demographiques [IFORD] (Yaounde, Cameroon). The demography of Togo. [La demographie du Togo.] Bulletin de Liaison de Demographie Africaine, No. 50, Mar-Apr 1986. 116 pp. Yaounde, Cameroon. In Fre.
This special issue is devoted to the demography of Togo. It includes items on the characteristics of the country's population, a list of the major data collection projects in the country, a review of demographic research, the use of demographic data in Togolese planning, demography and education, the activities of the Demographic Research Unit, a bibliography of works concerning the demography of Togo, and the contribution of IFORD to demographic research in Togo.
Correspondence: IFORD, Service des Publications, B.P. 1556, Yaounde, Cameroon. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20026 Institut de Formation et de Recherche Demographiques [IFORD] (Yaounde, Cameroon). The population of the town of Nanga-Eboko: results of the census of July 1983. [La population de la ville de Nanga-Eboko: resultats du recensement de juillet 1983.] Annales de l'IFORD, Vol. 11, No. 1, Jun 1987. [vi], 142 pp. Yaounde, Cameroon. In Fre.
This publication provides the results of a census of the town of Nanga-Eboko, Cameroon, undertaken by demographic trainees at the Institut de Formation et de Recherche Demographiques at Yaounde in 1983. Chapters are included on methodology, population characteristics, households, nuptiality, fertility, mortality, migration, education, and economic activity.
Correspondence: IFORD, Section des Publications, B.P. 1556, Yaounde, Cameroon. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20027 Korea Institute for Population and Health (Seoul, Korea, Republic of). Population problems and their counter-measures in Korea. Dec 1987. 441 pp. Seoul, Korea, Republic of. In Kor. with sum. in Eng.
This is a collection of studies by various authors on aspects of current population trends and policies in the Republic of Korea. Topics covered include trends and prospects for population growth; trends in family and household size, 1960-1985; mortality; food supply; energy; housing; the labor force; education; health care; environmental pollution; social insurance; social pathology; population control policy; strengthening socio-institutional measures to control fertility; spatial distribution; and decentralization policies. An appendix presents population projections to the year 2020.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20028 Medkov, V. M.; Shelestov, D. K.; Korostelev, G. M. Population: past, present, future. [Narodonaselenie: proshloe, nastoyashchee, budushchee.] Redaktsiya Literatury po Demografii i Sotsial'nym Probleman Naseleniya, 1987. 254 pp. Mysl': Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
This is a theoretical investigation of past, present, and future demographic processes in the USSR. The first section, on population growth and social processes, contains chapters on population as a category of scientific knowledge, Marxist-Leninist philosophies and population studies, political-economic issues of population development, and population as an aspect of Communist scientific theories. The second section includes chapters on qualitative, growth, and historical patterns of population, historical regularities in the social development of population, spatial movements, population reproduction and historical development, natural demographic processes and their causes, and population and the environment.
Location: Princeton University Library.

54:20029 Moindrot, Claude; Dalmasso, Etienne; Holz, Jean-Marc; Thumerelle, Pierre-Jean; Verriere, Jacques. European populations. [Les populations europeennes.] Collection Profils Economiques, ISBN 2-7298-8563-3. 1985. 127 pp. Ellipses: Paris, France; Editions Marketing: Paris, France. In Fre.
The demographic situation in the European Community is examined. Separate chapters are included on the populations of Italy, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Benelux countries, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.
Location: New York Public Library.

54:20030 Moors, H. G.; Cliquet, R. L.; Dooghe, G.; van de Kaa, D. J. Population and family in the low countries: V. Publications of the Netherlands Interuniversity Demographic Institute [NIDI] and the Population and Family Study Centre [CBGS], Vol. 16, ISBN 90-70990-05-9. 1987. vii, 151 pp. Netherlands Interuniversity Demographic Institute [NIDI]: The Hague, Netherlands; Centrum voor Bevolkings- en Gezinsstudien [CBGS]: Brussels, Belgium. In Eng.
This volume is the fifth in a series presenting English translations of Dutch-language studies in the field of population and the family. It contains articles on labor force participation by young women with families, adolescent sexuality, assistance for the elderly, well-being among singles, family demography and urban planning, methods of analyzing nuptiality, and the measurement of mortality among historical populations using data on orphanhood. The geographical focus of these studies is on Belgium and the Netherlands.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20031 Morocco. Direction de la Statistique. Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Demographiques (Rabat, Morocco). Regional demography: socio-demographic aspects of the province of Safi. [Demographie regionale: aspects socio-demographiques de la province de Safi.] Dec 1987. 126 pp. Rabat, Morocco. In Fre.
The demographic situation in the province of Safi, Morocco, is described with attention to population dynamics, marriage, literacy and education, fertility, mortality, migration, employment, housing and households, and population projections. The data are presented in tables, charts, and maps, with accompanying analysis and an introduction highlighting major developments. The document is intended for use in regional planning for economic development.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20032 Nam, Charles B. Think about our population: the changing face of America. The Think Series, ISBN 0-8027-6753-2. LC 87-21601. 1987. viii, 117 pp. Walker: New York, New York. In Eng.
This is a simple textbook-style introduction to the study of the population of the United States. Chapters are included on an introduction to demographics, the historical background, the contemporary debate, and the future outlook. The focus is on the factors that affect population dynamics and the relevance of demographic factors to ordinary people.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20033 Paraguay. Direccion General de Estadistica y Censos (Asuncion, Paraguay). Cenusus atlas. [Atlas censal.] Jan 1986. 105 pp. Asuncion, Paraguay. In Spa.
This census atlas for Paraguay contains information for the years 1950, 1962, 1972, and 1982. It includes, for each department and for the country as a whole, a census map, a plan of the principal city, data on population growth, population comparisons, socioeconomic indicators, and a historical summary.
Location: U.N. Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia, Santiago, Chile.

54:20034 Ryabushkin, T. V. Soviet demography during the past 70 years. [Sovetskaya demografiya za 70 let.] 1987. 336 pp. Nauka: Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
This is a collection of previously published articles by different authors concerning the demographic situation in the USSR during the past 70 years. The first section, on population growth, includes articles on census plans, the relationship between the birth rate and infant mortality, urban settlement, demographic calculation, interrelationships among various population indicators, sociological investigation, and an evaluation of stable population theory. Section 2, on the family and birth rate, contains papers on motherhood and socialism, fertility among peasants and its impact on infant mortality, economic factors, children and divorce, fertility and social status, the birth rate in the labor force, and the dynamics of average family size. The third section, on mortality, contains chapters on the impact of maternal age and birth order on infant mortality, mortality and family structure, life tables by cause of death, changes in the average duration of life, mortality differentials by sex, and issues of demographic policy.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20035 Rybakovskii, L. L. Demographic development in the USSR. [Demograficheskoe razvitie v SSSR.] Demografiya: Problemy i Perspektivy, LC 85-170633. 1985. 126 pp. Mysl': Moscow, USSR. In Rus. with sum. in Eng.
This is a collection of articles by different authors concerning demographic processes in the USSR. Topics considered include demographic and social development, demographic knowledge, population growth trends, families, demographic aging, optimal population growth, and the use of sociological methods to study population.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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.

54:20036 Australia. Department of Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs (Canberra, Australia). Australia's population trends and prospects 1987. Pub. Order No. 87-1337-4. 1987. 93 pp. Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
This is the latest in a series of reports on population trends and prospects in Australia. Special attention is paid in this edition to Australia's demographic position in the international context. Sections are included on the components of population growth, population characteristics, settlement patterns, and future population prospects. Population forecasts are presented up to 1991-1992. Demographic data for selected other countries are included.
For the 1985 report, published in 1986, see 52:10038.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20037 Brass, William. Population trends in less developed countries. Crown Agents Review, No. 3, 1987. 1-6 pp. Sutton, England. In Eng.
Current demographic trends in developing countries are reviewed. The author notes the growing awareness of the complexity and diversity of the population situation in different parts of the world, as both data and methods of estimation based on inadequate data improve. The consequences of these different trends are assessed.
Location: New York Public Library.

54:20038 Caldwell, Gary; Fournier, Daniel. The Quebec question: a matter of population. Canadian Journal of Sociology/Cahiers Canadiens de Sociologie, Vol. 12, No. 1-2, Spring 1987. 16-41 pp. Edmonton, Canada. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
Current demographic trends in Quebec are reviewed. The relative contribution of natural increase and migration to the province's population growth is assessed. Consideration is given to language, population reproduction, and demographic aging. The political, economic, and social consequences of these trends are discussed.
Correspondence: G. Caldwell, Institut Quebecois de Recherche sur la Culture, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Location: New York Public Library.

54:20039 Greenhalgh, Susan. Population research in China: an introduction and guide to institutes. Center for Policy Studies Working Paper, No. 137, Mar 1988. 35 pp. Population Council, Center for Policy Studies: New York, New York. In Eng.
"This paper presents a brief introduction to the structure and content of population research in China, followed by a detailed guide to 29 demographic research and training centers, 26 on the mainland and 3 on Taiwan. The paper is the result of lecture-cum-study trips to the mainland in late 1985 and late 1986 and a questionnaire survey conducted by mail in early 1987. This information was gathered as part of the work of the Committee on China Study and Exchange of the Population Association of America. It is hoped that the guide to institutes will prove helpful to researchers outside China who wish to develop contacts and collaborative projects with Chinese population specialists."
Correspondence: Center for Policy Studies, Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20040 Kredietbank (Brussels, Belgium). The Belgian population structure in flux. Weekly Bulletin, Vol. 42, No. 8, Feb 20, 1987. 1-6 pp. Brussels, Belgium. In Eng.
Recent demographic trends in Belgium are analyzed. Trends from 1960 to 1986 are first considered, with emphasis on changes in family formation and fertility. Consideration is also given to future prospects up to 2025.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

54:20041 Molnar, Gyorgyne; Novak, Zoltan. Principal demographic characteristics of the Ormansag region in the twentieth century. [Az Ormansag demografiai jellemzoi a XX. szazadban.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 66, No. 1, Jan 1988. 77-88 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
Demographic developments in the Ormansag region of Baranya, Hungary, are analyzed using 1980 census data. Attention is given to patterns of low fertility and out-migration in the 1930s as well as to the changing economic conditions and demographic behavior of the postwar period. Trends in this region are contrasted with those in other areas of Hungary.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20042 Piche, Victor. Social demography in Quebec: a first balance-sheet. [La demographie sociale au Quebec: un premier bilan.] Collection de Tires a Part, No. 230, [1987]. [15] pp. Universite de Montreal, Departement de Demographie: Montreal, Canada. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
The author reviews a selection of recent literature concerning fertility, mortality, migration, and their interactions in Quebec, Canada. Ongoing theoretical debates are outlined, and suggestions are made for future research.
This paper is reprinted from Sociologie et Societes (Montreal, Canada), Vol. 19, No. 1, Apr 1987, pp. 9-23.
Correspondence: Departement de Demographie, Universite de Montreal, CP 6128, Succursale A, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20043 United Nations. Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia [CELADE] (Santiago, Chile). Latin America in the year of the 5 billion. [America Latina en el ano de los 5,000 millones.] CELADE Serie A, No. 177; LC/DEM/G.54, Sep 1987. 46 pp. Santiago, Chile. In Spa.
This publication contains graphical representations of the current demographic situation in the 20 countries of Latin America. The aim is to provide an overview of the area in 1987, when the population of the earth reached five billion. There are 21 graphs with socioeconomic and demographic information, as well as an appendix of tables of data on which the graphs are based. The graphs cover population size and density, illiteracy, urban areas, fertility, mortality, life expectancy by sex, infant mortality, population growth, age distribution, economic activity by sex, and production. The data are primarily from CELADE and cover the years 1980-1987, with some estimates to 1990.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20044 Vig, O. P. Population stabilization strategy. Journal of Communicable Diseases, Vol. 19, No. 1, Mar 1987. 56-62 pp. Delhi, India. In Eng.
Problems facing India in its efforts to control the rate of population growth are reviewed. Such problems include an unequal distribution of wealth, early marriage for women, low female literacy levels, low female participation in the labor force, high infant mortality, and preferences for male children.
Correspondence: O. P. Vig, Department of Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, India. Location: U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.

54:20045 Zhang, Zhongshen. A discussion on characteristics of population development of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone. Population Research, Vol. 4, No. 2, Apr 1987. 17-23, 49 pp. Beijing, China. In Eng.
The author discusses population developments in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone in China, with the focus on changes in the population situation before and after the initiation of economic development programs in the area. Attention is given to the rate of population growth, in-migration, improvements in the educational status and labor skills of the population, residential mobility, sex ratio, the high employment rate, and the role of foreign capital.
This is a translation of the Chinese article in Renkou Yanjiu (Beijing, China), No. 4, 1986.
Correspondence: Z. Zhang, Institute on Hongkong and Macao Affairs, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, China. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:20046 Zinchenko, L. D.; Pirozhkov, S. I. Some trends in contemporary population growth in the Ukrainian SSR. [Nekotorye tendentsii sovremennogo vosproizvodstva naseleniya Ukrainskoi SSR.] Demograficheskie Issledovaniya, Vol. 11, 1987. 96-104 pp. Kiev, USSR. In Rus. with sum. in Eng.
Aspects of contemporary population growth in the Ukrainian SSR are analyzed. Trends and regional characteristics of fertility and mortality are described. The need to improve the quality of the labor force is emphasized.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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