Statistical Association (Alexandria, Virginia). American
Statistical Association, 1987 proceedings of the Social Statistics
Section. . xi, 587 pp. Alexandria, Virginia. In Eng.
These are the papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Statistical Association, held in San Francisco, California, August 17-20, 1987, under the sponsorship of the Social Statistics Section. The papers are organized under 18 categories, including the 1990 census undercount and adjustment; topics in statistical modeling; measurement error in social surveys; analysis of data from the U.S. Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP); statistical research on public policy issues; data and methods for the analysis of mortality; forecasting, projection, and census-taking; data analysis and inference; and research on fertility processes.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: American Statistical Association, 1429 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
Ole; Liebach, Birgitte. The Eighth Nordic Demographic
Symposium, June 1986, Gilleleje, Denmark. Scandinavian Population
Studies, No. 8, 1988. 346 pp. Nordic Demographic Society: Copenhagen,
Denmark. In Eng.
These are the proceedings of the eighth symposium of the Nordic Demographic Society, an organization that links the national demographic societies of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. The contributed papers are grouped under the general headings of fertility, recent demographic methods, register data, regional planning, and mortality. "The papers presented at the symposium...show a trend in the Nordic countries towards research based on registers. This presents the demographic researcher with a challenge, as the registers pose numerous methodological questions to be solved, such as linking data from different sources, bias problems, [and] selection of strategic variables from the enormous amount of data being compiled in registers mainly for administrative purposes."
Correspondence: Nordic Demographic Society, Central Bureau of Statistics, P.B. 8131 Dep, 0033 Oslo 1, Norway. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
[IUSSP] (Liege, Belgium); Union for African Population Studies [UAPS]
(Dakar, Senegal); Senegal. Direction de la Statistique (Dakar,
Senegal). African Population Conference, Dakar, Senegal,
November 7-12, 1988. [Congres Africain de Population, Dakar,
Senegal, novembre 7-12, 1988.] Vol. 3, ISBN 2-87108-013-5. 1988. xiii,
 pp. Liege, Belgium. In Eng; Fre.
This is the third of a three-volume set containing the papers presented at a November 1988 conference on African population issues. The conference, which was held in Dakar, Senegal, was sponsored by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population in cooperation with the Union for African Population Studies and the Central Statistical Office of Senegal. The present volume is divided into three chapters, with papers in English or French. The first chapter is concerned with economic demography, the second with methodology, and the third with population policy in Africa.
For Volumes 1 and 2, also published in 1988, see 55:10771 and 55:20767.
Correspondence: IUSSP, 34 rue des Augustins, 4000 Liege, Belgium. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).
Direction de la Statistique et de la Comptabilite Nationale. Centre
d'Etudes Demographiques et Sociales [CEDS] (Nouakchott,
Mauritania). Women and development in Mauritania:
proceedings of a national seminar organized by the Center for
Demographic and Social Studies (CEDS) in Nouakchott, January 25-31,
1988. [Femmes et developpement en Mauritanie: actes du seminaire
national organise par le Centre d'Etudes Demographiques et Sociales
(CEDS) a Nouakchott du 25 au 31 janvier 1988.] Les Seminaires du CEDES,
No. 2, [1988?]. 266, 50 pp. Nouakchott, Mauritania. In Fre. with sum.
These are the proceedings of a 1988 conference held in Mauritania on women and development. A section on the family includes papers on the integration of family planning into maternal and child health, socioeconomic factors affecting nuptiality, the characteristics of fertility at young ages, and the characteristics of female heads of households among the settled population.
Location: New York Public Library.
National Population Committee (Khartoum, Sudan).
Population and development in the Sudan: the quest for a national
policy. Proceedings of the Third National Population Conference,
October 10-15, 1987, Khartoum. 1988. xiv, 194 pp. JPA: Chapel
Hill, North Carolina. In Eng.
These are the proceedings of the Third National Population Conference, held in Khartoum, Sudan, October 10-15, 1987. The 16 papers are organized into four parts, with a general emphasis on the development of an appropriate population policy. The first part, on sectoral planning issues, contains papers on the relationship between population and agricultural development, the environment, employment, educational planning, and planning for basic needs. The second part, on health and family welfare, contains papers on child survival strategy, safe motherhood, family planning, female circumcision, and women's status. The third part is concerned with migration, including internal migration, urban growth, international migration, and refugees. The fourth and final part presents the conference recommendations.
Correspondence: JPA, 109 Ledge Lane, Chapel Hill, NC. Location: East-West Population Institute, Honolulu, HI.