Volume 54 - Number 3 - Fall 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.

54:30016 Arroteia, Jorge C. Portugal: a geographical and social profile. [Portugal: perfil geografico e social.] Coleccao Horizonte, No. 45, [1986]. 111 pp. Livros Horizonte: Lisbon, Portugal. In Por.
This is a general introduction to the geography, demography, and economy of Portugal. The chapter on demography includes consideration of human settlements, spatial distribution, population trends, fertility, mortality, migration, and emigration.
Correspondence: Livros Horizonte, Rua das Chagas 17, 1, Dt, Lisbon 1200, Portugal. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30017 Berquo, Elza; De Carvalho, Jose A. M.; Martine, George; Neupert, Ricardo; Bilac, Elisabete D.; Samara, Eni de M. ABEP, the first decade: advances, omissions, prospects. [ABEP, primeira decada: avancos, lacunas, perspectivas.] 1988. 126 pp. Associacao Brasileira de Estudos Populacionais [ABEP]: Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In Por.
This report describes the activities of the Brazilian Association for Population Studies (ABEP) during the first 10 years of its existence, from 1978 to 1988. Separate sections are included on fertility, mortality, internal migration, and the labor force. An overall analysis of the Association's publications, conferences and subjects and regions studied is also included.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30018 China Financial and Economic Publishing House (Beijing, China). New China's population. ISBN 0-02-905471-0. LC 87-26119. 1988. xxiv, 232 pp. Macmillan: New York, New York. In Eng.
This book, compiled by various Chinese population experts, is concerned with recent population trends in China based on data from official sources, including the 1982 census and the nationwide fertility survey undertaken in the same year. Chapters are included on population size and growth, fertility and mortality trends and differentials, internal migration, urbanization, spatial distribution, age and sex distribution, marriage and the family, the working population, minority nationalities, and population policy and family planning.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30019 Faur, Brigitte; Court, Yves. The demographic situation in 1986: population change. [La situation demographique en 1986: mouvement de la population.] Collections de l'INSEE, Serie D: Demographie et Emploi, No. 127, Apr 1988. 213 pp. Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques [INSEE]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This report presents a review of the demographic situation in France in 1986. It begins with a description of the vital statistics system and of the methods used to calculate the major indicators. Data are then presented on population characteristics, marriages, divorces, recognition of illegitimate children, births, induced abortions, deaths, monthly data, natural increase, migration, and results by department and region.
For the 1985 report, published in 1987, see 53:30037.
Correspondence: INSEE, 18 Boulevard Adolphe Pinard, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30020 India. Office of the Registrar General (New Delhi, India). Census of India 1981. Series 25: Arunachal Pradesh. Part II--special. Demographic profile (based on full count). 1988. ii, 156 pp. New Delhi, India. In Eng; Hin.
Data from the 1981 census of India concerning the state of Arunachal Pradesh are analyzed. The report, which is in two parts, is one in a series of reports analyzing 1981 census data for the states of India. The first part is concerned with population growth and its components, age distribution and marital status, fertility, child mortality, literacy, the working population, and migration. The second part presents the relevant data in tabular form.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30021 Morocco. Direction de la Statistique. Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Demographiques (Rabat, Morocco). The regional demographic situation in Morocco: comparative analyses. [Situation demographique regionale au Maroc: analyses comparatives.] 1988. 295 pp. Rabat, Morocco. In Fre.
Recent population trends in Morocco are analyzed, with the emphasis on regional differences. Six major topics are addressed: regional variations in infant mortality, the determinants of infant mortality, female nuptiality, fertility, demographic trends in urban centers from 1960 to 1982, and international migration.
Correspondence: Direction de la Statistique, B.P. 178 Avenue Maa El Ainine, Rabat, Morocco. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30022 Poulain, Michel. Population and communal adminstration: Huy, Hannut, Waremme. [Population et gestion communale: Huy, Hannut, Waremme.] ISBN 2-8041-1045-1. 1988. 117 pp. Fondation Roi Baudouin: Brussels, Belgium; De Boeck Universite: Brussels, Belgium. In Fre.
This is one in a series of studies analyzing the social, economic, and cultural effects of current demographic trends at the local level in Belgium, with the aim of giving local policymakers a basis for decisions concerning infrastructure, education, and administration. The focus of the present report is on local government and concerns the communes of Hannut, Huy, and Waremme. A demographic analysis of the communes is presented, followed by results of a survey conducted in 1986. The final part considers the impact of demography on the administration of the communes. The author notes that all of the communes sought an increase in population at a time when the population as a whole was either not growing or declining and that the provision of infrastructures for a hypothetical population leads to a waste of resources.
For a related report by the same author, also published in 1988, see elsewhere in this issue.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30023 TT Maps and Publications (Madras, India). A social and economic atlas of India. ISBN 0-19-562041-0. 1987. x, 254 pp. Oxford University Press: Delhi, India. In Eng.
"This Atlas provides an up-to-date picture of India's habitat, society and economy through maps, charts and tables supplemented by a brief but comprehensive text. It also looks at India's development potential in the light of the Seventh Five Year Plan and examines what the economic and social scene is likely to be in India in the nineties." An extensive section on population contains tables and maps illustrating population by geographical area, density, age, and scheduled class; population growth, including birth and death rates, interstate migration, and family planning; language and religion; literacy; and employment.
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.

54:30024 Benvenisti, Meron. The West Bank Data Base Project, 1987 report: demographic, economic, legal, social, and political developments in the West Bank. ISBN 0-8133-0688-4. 1987. 94 pp. Westview Press: Boulder, Colorado; Jerusalem Post: Jerusalem, Israel. In Eng.
This is the fourth in a series of surveys compiled by the West Bank Data Base Project and presents data on the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip for 1986 and early 1987. Sections are included on demographic trends, including age distribution and population projections; economic developments; legal and administrative developments; and problems concerning political and religious factors.
For a previous report, published in 1986, see 52:40023.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30025 Bhatnagar, M.; Garg, S. K.; Mishra, V. N.; Singh, R. B.; Srivastava, R. B.; Garg, Amita. Fertility and mortality profile of an urban and rural population. Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 42, No. 4, Apr 1988. 75-80 pp. Bombay, India. In Eng.
A comparative study of fertility and mortality between the rural and urban components of a population of 472 families in Meerut, India, is presented using data for 1981-1982. The results show higher rates of fertility, mortality, and infant mortality in rural areas.
Correspondence: M. Bhatnagar, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, LLRM Medical College, Meerut, India. Location: U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.

54:30026 Burkina Faso. Conseil National de la Population (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso); Burkina Faso. Ministere de la Planification et du Developpement Populaire. Unite de Population. (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso). Demographic survey. [Enquete demographique.] Sep 1986. 65 pp. Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In Fre.
The results of a recent demographic survey conducted in Burkina Faso are presented. Chapters are included on the methodology employed and data quality; population characteristics, including age, sex, and marital status; family and households; literacy; and population change, including fertility, mortality, and migration.
Location: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, Paris, France.

54:30027 Davies, H. R. J. Population change in the Sudan since independence. Geography, Vol. 73, Pt. 3, No. 320, Jun 1988. 249-55 pp. Sheffield, England. In Eng.
Recent demographic trends in the Sudan are reviewed, with particular attention to regional differences, urbanization, and nomadism.
Correspondence: H. R. J. Davies, University College of Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, Wales. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

54:30028 Escallier, Robert. The population of Morocco: past and current trends. [La population marocaine: heritages et changements.] Maghreb-Machrek, No. 118, Oct-Dec 1987. 20-45 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
Past and current population trends in Morocco are described. The author points out that the rapid population growth that has occurred during the twentieth century has exacerbated the economic and social problems inherited from the colonial era. Since independence, unequal regional rates of development have resulted in the development of a large-scale system of migration from peripheral to central regions.
Correspondence: R. Escallier, Universite de Nice, 28 Parc Valrose, 06034 Nice Cedex, France. Location: New York Public Library.

54:30029 Gunasekaran, S. Demographic problems of Southeast Asia. Southeast Asian Affairs, 1987. 45-62 pp. Singapore. In Eng.
Population trends in the countries of Southeastern Asia are reviewed. Consideration is given to population size and density, population growth, fertility, mortality, spatial distribution, and international migration, as well as to the policies that have been adopted in response to these trends.
Correspondence: S. Gunasekaran, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Pasir Panjang, Singapore 0511. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

54:30030 Heeren, H. J. Population growth and public policy. [Bevolkingsgroei en overheidsbeleid.] 1987. [28] pp. Research voor Beleid: Leiden, Netherlands. In Dut.
Recent demographic trends in the Netherlands are reviewed. The author comments on the difference between short- and long-term projections concerning fertility, the labor force, and the health and welfare of the population. The need for more research in the areas of immigration, employment of the young, the increase in the elderly population, and integration of ethnic minorities is also stressed, with an emphasis on costs and the development of appropriate policies.
Correspondence: Research voor Beleid, Stationsweg 25, 2312 AS Leiden, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30031 Kaufmann, Manfred. Problems of population development and the labor force situation in the German Democratic Republic. [Probleme der Entwicklung von Bevolkerung und Arbeitskraftelage in der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik.] Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii "Al. I. Cuza" din Iasi, (Serie Noua), Sectiunea III, C: Stiinte Economice, Vol. 32, 1986. 19-26 pp. Iasi, Romania. In Ger.
An overview of demographic and labor force problems in the German Democratic Republic is presented. Topics mentioned include population decrease resulting from losses during World War II and labor force emigration prior to 1961, the low rate of natural increase, manpower resources and the dependency burden, and pro-natalist population policy measures. Selected demographic and labor force figures for 1984 are provided.
Correspondence: M. Kaufmann, Sektion Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Friedrich-Schiller-Universitat, Jena, German Democratic Republic. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30032 Kucera, Milan. Czechoslovakia, 1918-1988. [Ceskoslovensko 1918-1988.] Demografie, Vol. 30, No. 1, 1988. 3-9 pp. Prague, Czechoslovakia. In Cze. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
Population trends in Czechoslovakia since 1918 are reviewed, with a focus on the development of population policy following World War II. The author notes that following a period of change, reproduction has recently dropped to a level below that required to sustain the two-child family, and life expectancy stabilized at about 71 during the 1960s. The activities of the Czechoslovak demographic society are also described.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30033 Lockhart, Douglas G.; Mason, Keith T. Malta: the 1985 census. Geography, Vol. 73, Pt. 3, No. 320, Jun 1988. 261-5 pp. Sheffield, England. In Eng.
This is a summary of the first results of the 1985 census of Malta.
Correspondence: D. G. Lockhart, University of Keele, Keele, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, England. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

54:30034 Nikander, Timo. Population in Finland: past, present, future. ISBN 951-47-0661-7. Feb 1987. 37 pp. Tilastokeskus: Helsinki, Finland. In Eng.
A general outline of population developments in Finland since 1750 is presented, and probable future trends to 2050 are summarized. Separate consideration is given to the factors contributing to population growth, including natural increase and migration; population characteristics, including age and sex distribution, family characteristics, language, educational status, and industry; and spatial distribution, internal migration, and urbanization.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30035 Perez Moreda, Vicente. Spain's demographic modernization, 1800-1930. In: The economic modernization of Spain, 1830-1930, edited by Nicolas Sanchez-Albornoz. ISBN 0-8147-7861-5. LC 87-5535. 1987. 13-41 pp. New York University Press: New York, New York/London, England. In Eng.
This chapter, translated from the original Spanish, describes the demographic changes that occurred in Spain between 1800 and 1930. Consideration is given to regional variations in population growth, the demographic transition, changes in nuptiality, urbanization, and changes in the occupational structure. The author concludes that significant changes in demographic patterns did not occur until after 1900.
Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

54:30036 Piche, Victor. Social demography in Quebec: a preliminary account. [La demographie sociale au Quebec: un premier bilan.] Sociologie et Societes, Vol. 19, No. 1, Apr 1987. 9-23 pp. Montreal, Canada. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
"The goal of this paper is to review those explanatory models that dominate social demography in Quebec. The classical organization of demography, which calls upon the three components of demographic reproduction--fertility, migration and mortality--is followed. The concluding part of the paper deals with the concept of 'demographic regime', which aims to bring the three components together into an overall theory of demographic reproduction. The paper shows that if the functionalist and empirical tradition (mostly American) has dominated the field of demography for a very long time, feminist and materialistic approaches have recently appeared for the interpretation of demographic realities."
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

54:30037 Ryabushkin, T. V. Current issues for research in demography. [Aktual'nye problemy demograficheskikh issledovanii.] Vestnik Akademii Nauk SSSR, Vol. 57, No. 2, Feb 1987. 58-66 pp. Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
Current issues of concern to Soviet demographers are reviewed. These include fertility differentials among republics, techniques to improve the quality of census data, criticism of bourgeois demographic theory, population forecasting, the improvement of conditions for working mothers and their children, and migration, particularly the need to develop an adequate labor supply for northern and eastern Siberia. The importance of maintaining continued national population growth in order to provide a larger labor force to support an expanding economy is stressed.
Correspondence: T. V. Ryabushkin, Soviet Academy of Sciences, Leninsky Prospekt 14, Moscow V-17, USSR. Location: Center for Research Libraries, Chicago, IL.

54:30038 Sai, Fred T. Changing perspectives of population in Africa and international responses. African Affairs, Vol. 87, No. 347, Apr 1988. 267-76 pp. Oxford, England. In Eng.
A review of current population trends in Africa is presented, with particular reference to how African governments are changing their attitudes concerning the need for population policies designed to affect those trends. The author also describes the activities of outside agencies designed to assist African countries in this area.
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

54:30039 Savane, Landing. Population problems in Africa. [Les problemes de population en Afrique.] Presence Africaine, No. 143, 1987. 14-30 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
Africa's current population situation is analyzed. The author examines the historical demographic background, the relationship between population and food, urbanization, and social development.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

54:30040 Seychelles. President's Office. Information Systems Division (Mahe, Seychelles). Population growth in the Seychelles. 3rd ed. Feb 1988. [16] pp. Mahe, Seychelles. In Eng.
Trends in population growth in the Seychelles over the period 1970-1987 are analyzed. Topics covered include natural increase, age distribution, and fertility and the factors affecting it. Population projections to the year 2000 are provided. Some consideration is given to the effects of rapid population growth.
Correspondence: Information Systems Division, P.O. Box 206, Mahe, Seychelles. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

54:30041 Sirven, Pierre. Demography and the cities in Burkina Faso. [Demographie et villes au Burkina Faso.] Cahiers d'Outre Mer, Vol. 40, No. 159, Jul-Sep 1987. 265-83 pp. Bourdeaux, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
Recent demographic trends in Burkina Faso are analyzed using data from the 1975 and 1985 censuses. Consideration is given to differences in population density by province, urbanization, and internal migration. The author concludes that although urbanization levels are moderate, if current levels of population growth continue there will be problems of urban readjustment and food supply by the year 2000.
Correspondence: P. Sirven, Universite de Ouagadougou, BP 7021, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).


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