Volume 56 - Number 1 - Spring 1990

O. The Production of Population Statistics

Studies concerned with the actual production of basic population data. Includes more than governmental publications.

O.1. Population Statistics, General Aspects

Studies on the collection of general demographic statistics and related problems such as studies on data processing.

56:10715 Banks, Terry. OPCS statistics for management. Population Trends, No. 57, Autumn 1989. 4-7 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"This article is based on a talk given at the annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy at Eastbourne in June 1989. It describes how OPCS [the United Kindgom's Office of Population Censuses and Surveys] produces, from its many data sources, statistics which assist managers to plan and target services, to monitor, and to evaluate policies. It also outlines future plans for collecting more data, making more use of it and making it more available to others. [The author] ends by stressing the wider uses of OPCS's statistics, not just in the public sector, and the need to safeguard accuracy, objectivity and confidentiality."
Correspondence: T. Banks, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, St. Catherines House, 10 Kingsway, London WC2 6JP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10716 Boyle, Coleen A.; Decoufle, Pierre. National sources of vital status information: extent of coverage and possible selectivity in reporting. American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 131, No. 1, Jan 1990. 160-8 pp. Baltimore, Maryland. In Eng.
"The completeness of death reporting and characteristics of deaths [in the United States] not found by the Social Security Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Veterans Administration, and National Death Index were investigated in a follow-up study (1965-1983) of mortality among 18,313 randomly selected Vietnam-era veterans. Overall, 97% of all known deaths identified by these means had been found by the National Death Index (for the years 1979-1983), 83% by the Social Security Administration files, 80% by the Veterans Administration file, and only 23% by the Internal Revenue Service file." Variations in the completeness of the various sources over time are noted.
Correspondence: C. A. Boyle, Centers for Disease Control, 1600 Clifton Road NE (F-37), Atlanta, GA 30333. Location: Princeton University Library (SZ).

56:10717 Ehling, Manfred; Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Jurgen H. P.; Lieser, Heike. Characteristics of a general standard demography: contrast of sociodemographic variables from the microcensus, the income and expenditure survey, the census, and the standard demography of the Center for Surveys, Methods, and Analyses. [Merkmale einer allgemeinen Standarddemographie: Gegenuberstellung soziodemographischer Variablen aus dem Mikrozensus, der Einkommens- und Verbrauchsstichprobe, der Volkszahlung und der Standarddemographie des Zentrums fur Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen.] Schriftenreihe Ausgewahlte Arbeitsunterlagen zur Bundesstatistik, No. 4, May 1988. 93 pp. Statistisches Bundesamt: Wiesbaden, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger.
This publication provides a comparative overview of sociodemographic variables used by four statistical sources in West Germany. Sources covered include the microcensus, the income and expenditure survey, the 1987 population census, and the standard demography used by the Center for Surveys, Methods, and Analyses. Methodological notes on each source are included.
Correspondence: Statistisches Bundesamt, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11, 6200 Wiesbaden, Federal Republic of Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10718 Fernando, Dallas F. S. Data collecting systems in Sri Lanka. In: International Population Conference/Congres International de la Population, New Delhi, September/septembre 20-27, 1989. Vol. 1, 1989. 111-7 pp. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]: Liege, Belgium. In Eng.
Demographic data collection systems in Sri Lanka are reviewed, including censuses, vital registration, and sample surveys.
Correspondence: D. F. S. Fernando, University of Colombo, 94 Cumaratunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10719 Gable, Carol B. A compendium of public health data sources. American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 131, No. 3, Mar 1990. 381-94 pp. Baltimore, Maryland. In Eng.
"This paper is a compendium of sources that contain quantitative data on the health of the U.S. population. These data are useful for epidemiology, public health research, and surveillance activities. The data are from vital records, health surveys, surveillance systems, and the U.S. Census. In this compendium, there are 107 sources of data on mortality, morbidity, natality, maternal and child health, health and health care, the Census, and nutrition surveillance. The telephone numbers and contact offices within the federal agencies responsible for these data bases are provided as guides to help researchers obtain this information. These data sources are useful for examining the relations between diet, behavior, exposure, and health, trends in mortality and morbidity for specific diseases, and patterns in food consumption and composition."
Correspondence: C. B. Gable, SysteMetrics/McGraw Hill, 4401 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. Location: Princeton University Library (SZ).

56:10720 Gaminiratne, K. H. W. Development of data collection system and vital statistics in Sri Lanka: an overview. In: International Population Conference/Congres International de la Population, New Delhi, September/septembre 20-27, 1989. Vol. 1, 1989. 119-30 pp. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]: Liege, Belgium. In Eng.
"This paper provides an overview of the national statistical system of Sri Lanka and examines the current status of vital registration. The paper....gives a brief history of the evolution of the statistical system....describes the basic features of the vital registration system and briefly evaluates the coverage and quality of the vital statistics....[and] deals with the more general problems of the national statistical system and indicates areas where attention should be paid."
Correspondence: K. H. W. Gaminiratne, Department of Census and Statistics, 6 Albert Crescent Road, P.O. Box 563, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10721 Grigor'ev, F. G. Improving annual statistical reporting. [Sovershenstvovanie godovoi statisticheskoi otchetnosti.] Sovetskoe Zdravookhranenie, No. 2, 1989. 31-6 pp. Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
This is a critique of the current system of statistical reporting in the USSR. In particular, the author comments on the lack of data concerning demographic trends, including data on causes of death, labor force participation, and hospitalization.
Location: U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.

56:10722 Kansakar, Vidya B. S. Population data collection systems in Nepal. In: International Population Conference/Congres International de la Population, New Delhi, September/septembre 20-27, 1989. Vol. 1, 1989. 101-9 pp. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]: Liege, Belgium. In Eng.
Population data collection systems in Nepal are reviewed, from the 1952-1954 census through the 1981 census. The quality of data, methods of data collection, and data from other sources are assessed.
Correspondence: V. B. S. Kansakar, Tribhuvan University, Centre for Economic Development and Administration, Kathmandu, Nepal. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10723 Kempeneers, Marianne; Saint-Pierre, Marie-Helene. Professional discontinuity and family burdens: a view of Canadian data. [Discontinuite professionnelle et charges familiales: regards sur les donnees canadiennes.] Cahiers Quebecois de Demographie, Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring 1989. 63-84 pp. Montreal, Canada. In Fre.
The authors review the various types of data routinely collected by Statistics Canada concerning contemporary changes in women's employment. The focus is on the adequacy of such data for studying reasons why women leave the work force, other than to have children.
Correspondence: M. Kempeneers, Universite de Montreal, Departement de Sociologie, CP 6128, Succursale A, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10724 Kish, Leslie. Developing statistics in China. Journal of Official Statistics, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1989. 157-69 pp. Stockholm, Sweden. In Eng.
Developments in China's statistical system since 1978 are reviewed. Consideration is given to the census of 1982 and to current surveys, including the Annual Survey of Births and Population; the fertility survey of 1 in 1,000 of 1982 and 2 in 1,000 of 1988; and the Chinese system of administrative reports, records, and registers.
Correspondence: L. Kish, University of Michigan, Survey Research Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248. Location: World Bank, Joint Bank-Fund Library, Washington, D.C.

56:10725 Natarajan, K. S.; Swamy, V. S. Data collection systems in India. In: International Population Conference/Congres International de la Population, New Delhi, September/septembre 20-27, 1989. Vol. 1, 1989. 85-99 pp. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]: Liege, Belgium. In Eng.
The authors review and analyze the main sources of demographic data in India. They describe how combining data from population censuses, civil registrations, sample surveys, and health and family welfare service statistics can provide a cross-sectional picture of the demographic situation.
Correspondence: K. S. Natarajan, Office of the Registrar General, New Delhi, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10726 Owen, Norman G. Age statement and misstatement in the nineteenth-century Philippines: some preliminary findings. Annales de Demographie Historique, 1988. 327-49 pp. Paris, France. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
"In this study of mid-nineteenth century Tigaon [the Philippines], comparisons of actual ages (calculated from baptisms) with stated ages (at marriages and burials and in parish censuses) show a high degree of error. Over half of all stated ages of adults, for example, were more than one year in error. Much of this error appears to be random, and some may be acccounted for by digit preference, tax avoidance, or simple 'rounding up'. There are also indications, however, of an underlying indigenous model of society based on physiological development rather than chronological age; stated ages, particularly for women, tend to be adjusted toward the fertile years between 18 and 40."
Correspondence: N. G. Owen, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10727 Stillwell, John; Scholten, Henk. Comparative research, selected themes and data characteristics. In: Contemporary research in population geography: a comparison of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, edited by John Stillwell and Henk J. Scholten. 1989. 1-16 pp. Kluwer Academic: Boston, Massachusetts/Dordrecht, Netherlands. In Eng.
The authors analyze and compare research trends in population geography and data sources in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. "In making comparisons between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, it is necessary to recognize that not only are there significant contrasts in the respective sizes and topographies of the two countries, but that differences exist in the nature of the data sources and the definitions of variables for which information is available. The essential difference is that Dutch research and planning relies primarily on data which is drawn from the continuous population register, whilst in the U.K., the census is still the most comprehensive and reliable data source....However, despite the contrasting geographies of settlement and development, similar processes of demographic 'restructuring' are occurring in both countries...."
Correspondence: J. Stillwell, University of Leeds, School of Geography, Leeds LS2 9JT, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10728 Tribalat, Michele. Immigrants, foreigners, and the French: the statistical imbroglio. [Immigres, etrangers, francais: l'imbroglio statistique.] Population et Societes, No. 241, Dec 1989. [4] pp. Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
The compilation of statistics on immigration in France is described, including the process by which immigrants or their children can obtain French nationality. Some comparisons are made with the situation in other European countries.
Correspondence: INED, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10729 Worrall, L. Urban demographic information systems. In: Advances in regional demography: information, forecasts, models, edited by P. Congdon and P. Batey. 1989. 25-40 pp. Belhaven Press: London, England. In Eng.
The author describes how policy-relevant information on urban social and demographic change at the local level in the United Kingdom is collected, organized, and analyzed in the absence of adequate data at the central level, using the example of Telford. The article provides "first, a review [of] several urban and regional population information systems; second, a description of the Telford population information system; third, a discussion of how the Telford system has been used to provide the spine for an integrated urban information system; and finally, a discussion of how the integrated system has been used to explore aspects of urban change and their interrelationships at both the whole-town and the small-area levels."
Correspondence: L. Worrall, Wrekin Council, Policy Unit, PO Box 213, Malinslee House, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4LD, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

O.2. Registration of Vital Statistics

Studies of the organization and operation of vital statistics at local and national levels, of international comparability, and of special problems.

56:10730 Mahmud, Simeen; Becker, Stan. A validation of retrospective survey data used in the indirect estimation of fertility and mortality. BIDS Research Report, No. 64, Sep 1987. 57 pp. Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies: Dhaka, Bangladesh. In Eng.
"In this paper we report on a validation study of retrospective data used by various indirect estimation techniques and collected in a large sample survey or a census. The Demographic Surveillance System (DSS) of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research (ICDDR) in Matlab Thana...[Bangladesh] provides a unique opportunity for validating such data and evaluating these methodologies." The study was conducted among women in 20 villages in the DSS area.
Correspondence: Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, GPO Box 3854, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10731 Rastogi, K. K. Publicity plans for registration promotion. IIVRS Technical Paper, No. 38, Nov 1989. 4 pp. International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS]: Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
The author reviews the importance of the promotional program conducted by the Indian Office of the Registrar General for improving the registration of births and deaths. Deterrents to registration are illiteracy and the existence of 13 national languages.
Correspondence: IIVRS, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

O.3. Population Censuses and Registers

Studies of the organization and operation of population censuses and registers at local and national levels, of international comparability, and of special problems.

56:10732 Ashabranner, Melissa; Ashabranner, Brent. Counting America: the story of the United States census. ISBN 0-399-21747-9. LC 88-37572. 1989. 101 pp. G. P. Putnam's Sons: New York, New York. In Eng.
The authors trace the history of the census in the United States and describe how and why data concerning population size and characteristics are collected in this way. The book is aimed at a general audience.
Correspondence: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10733 Cressie, Noel. Empirical Bayes estimation of undercount in the decennial census. JASA: Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 84, No. 408, Dec 1989. 1,033-44 pp. Alexandria, Virginia. In Eng.
Empirical Bayes methods are used to estimate the extent of the undercount at the local level in the 1980 U.S. census. "Grouping of like subareas from areas such as states, counties, and so on into strata is a useful way of reducing the variance of undercount estimators. By modeling the subareas within a stratum to have a common mean and variances inversely proportional to their census counts, and by taking into account sampling of the areas (e.g., by dual-system estimation), empirical Bayes estimators that compromise between the (weighted) stratum average and the sample value can be constructed. The amount of compromise is shown to depend on the relative importance of stratum variance to sampling variance. These estimators are evaluated at the state level (51 states, including Washington, D.C.) and stratified on race/ethnicity (3 strata) using data from the 1980 postenumeration survey (PEP 3-8, for the noninstitutional population)."
Correspondence: N. Cressie, Iowa State Universty, Department of Statistics, Ames, IA 50011. Location: Princeton University Library (SM).

56:10734 Elteto, Odon. Sampling problems in the population census of 1990. [Az 1990. evi nepszamlalassal kapcsolatos mintavetelekrol.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 67, No. 8-9, Aug-Sep 1989. 779-87 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author reviews some methodological problems concerning the 1990 census of Hungary. Various sampling methods are discussed, and recommendations for improvements in sampling methods are proposed.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10735 Ericksen, Eugene P.; Kadane, Joseph B.; Tukey, John W. Adjusting the 1980 census of population and housing. JASA: Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 84, No. 408, Dec 1989. 927-44 pp. Alexandria, Virginia. In Eng.
"In 1980, several cities and states sued the U.S. Census Bureau to correct census results. This correction would adjust for the differential undercounting of Blacks and Hispanics, especially in cities. In this article, the authors, each of whom testified for New York City and State in their joint lawsuit against the Census Bureau, describe the likely pattern of the undercount and present a method to adjust for it." The authors describe available methods for data adjustment and introduce a regression-based composite method of adjustment, which is used to estimate the undercounts for 66 areas. "As expected, we find that the highest undercount rates are in large cities, and the lowest are in states and state remainders with small percentages of Blacks and Hispanics. Next, we analyze how sensitive our estimates are to changes in data and modeling assumptions. We find that these changes do not affect the estimates very much. Our conclusion is that regardless of whether we use one of the simple methods or the composite method and regardless of how we vary the assumptions of the composite method, an adjustment reliably reduces population shares in states with few minorities and increases the shares of large cities."
Correspondence: E. P. Ericksen, Temple University, Department of Sociology, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Location: Princeton University Library (SM).

56:10736 Fesenko, Petr. Automated processing of the 1990 population and housing census. [Automatizovane zpracovani scitani lidu, domu a bytu 1990.] Statistika, No. 11, 1989. 498-9 pp. Prague, Czechoslovakia. In Cze.
Plans for the computerized processing of data from the 1990 census of Czechoslovakia are outlined.
Correspondence: P. Fesenko, Federalni Statisticky Urad, Sokolovska 142, 186 13 Prague 8, Czechoslovakia. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

56:10737 Klinger, Andras. The program of the 1990 population census. [Az 1990. evi nepszamlalas programja.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 67, No. 8-9, Aug-Sep 1989. 749-69 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
Methodology for the 1990 census of Hungary is described. The focus is on the population groups to be surveyed and the questionnaire design.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10738 Lakatos, Miklos. Changes in the practice of the census of population and in the utilization of its results. [Valtozasok a nepszamlalas gyakorlataban es az eredmenyek felhasznalasaban.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 67, No. 8-9, Aug-Sep 1989. 770-8 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author describes methodological changes in the censuses of Hungary, with an emphasis on information processing. The utilization of census results is examined.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10739 Ori, Peter; Palhazy, Laszlo. History and main characteristics of the Hungarian censuses of population. [A nepszamlalasok tortenete es fobb jellemzoi Magyarorszagon.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 67, No. 8-9, Aug-Sep 1989. 801-13 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
This is a historical overview of Hungarian censuses and census methodology from the eighteenth century to the census of 1869. Consideration is given to questionnaire design, data collection, and goals.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10740 Poedjastoeti, Sri. Design of the 1990 population census and a comparison with the 1980 population census. [Rencana sensus penduduk 1990 dan perbandingannya dengan sensus penduduk 1980.] Majalah Demografi Indonesia/Indonesian Journal of Demography, Vol. 16, No. 31, Jun 1989. 51-76 pp. Jakarta, Indonesia. In Ind. with sum. in Eng.
Differences in the designs of the 1990 Indonesian population census and the 1980 census are discussed.
Correspondence: S. Poedjastoeti, Biro Pusat Statistik, J1. Dr. Sutomo No. 8, P.O. Box 3, Jakarta, Indonesia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10741 Pradel de Lamaze, Francois. The census: everyone counts. [Recensement: tout le monde compte.] Statistiques et Etudes Midi-Pyrenees, No. 4, 1989. 1-10 pp. Toulouse, France. In Fre.
Some of the solutions to problems posed by modern census-taking that are being adopted for the 1990 French census are described, particularly as they concern questions of migration and the expansion of urban areas. A review of how such problems have been tackled in earlier censuses is included. The geographical focus is on the Midi-Pyrenees region of France.
Correspondence: F. Pradel de Lamaze, INSEE, 36 bis rue des 36 Ponts, 31054 Toulouse, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10742 Robey, Bryant. The 1990 U.S. census: how good is good enough? Asian and Pacific Population Forum, Vol. 3, No. 3, Fall 1989. 1-8, 27 pp. Honolulu, Hawaii. In Eng.
Plans for the 1990 U.S. census are described, and the growing controversy with regard to adjustment for an undercount is examined. The atuhor reviews the causes of census error, how accuracy is achieved, and the debate at the Census Bureau concerning the merits and drawbacks of making adjustments. The political implications of the decision on adjustment are considered.
Correspondence: B. Robey, IMPACT Project of the Population Reference Bureau, 777 14th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20005. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10743 Robey, Bryant. Time to come to our census. Population Today, Vol. 18, No. 1, Jan 1990. 6-7 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
The author examines aspects of the 1990 U.S. census, including the information that will be provided, the geographical scale covered, the forms of publication, and when the Census Bureau will make them available.
Correspondence: B. Robey, Population Reference Bureau, IMPACT Project, P.O. Box 96152, Washington, D.C. 20090-6152. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10744 Rozsa, Gabor. Possibilities for and results of rechecking results from censuses of population and housing surveys. [A nepszamlalasok es a lakasosszeirasok utoellenorzese.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 67, No. 8-9, Aug-Sep 1989. 788-800 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author reviews the process of rechecking data from the 1970 and 1980 Hungarian censuses and household surveys. The reliability of past sampling studies and recommendations for the 1990 census are discussed.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10745 Ruzkova, Jirina. Preparations for the 1990 population and housing census. [Pripravuje se scitani lidu, domu a bytu 1990.] Statistika, No. 10, 1989. 425-9 pp. Prague, Czechoslovakia. In Cze.
Preparations for the 1990 census in Czechoslovakia are outlined.
Correspondence: J. Ruzkova, Federalni Statisticky Urad, Sokolovska 142, 186 13 Prague 8, Czechoslovakia. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

56:10746 Toro, Vivian; Chamberlain, Kathleen. Recent work with microcomputers for census processing in developing countries. Journal of Official Statistics, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1989. 69-81 pp. Stockholm, Sweden. In Eng.
The use of microcomputers to process census data in developing countries is discussed. Specifically, the authors describe the Integrated Microcomputer Processing System (IMPS) developed by the U.S. Bureau of the Census and focus "on the recent experience of Burkina Faso and Senegal in using microcomputers. A summary is given of the use of IMPS by an increasing number of countries. Additionally, this paper describes the latest enhancements and future plans for IMPS. It concludes with some thoughts on the use of microcomputers in the areas of data collection and processing, as well as in the use and dissemination of census data."
Correspondence: V. Toro, U.S. Bureau of the Census, International Statistical Programs Center, Washington, D.C. 20233. Location: World Bank, Joint Bank-Fund Library, Washington, D.C.

56:10747 United Nations. Secretariat (New York, New York). The 1990 world population and housing census programme. Population Bulletin of the United Nations, No. 26, 1989. 84-101 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
"The present paper sets forth the preparations so far made or planned by the [U.N.] Statistical Office (DIESA), the regional commissions and various countries to carry out a population and housing census in the 1990 round. It also presents the census calendar, showing dates of national population and/or housing censuses taken or anticipated during the decade 1985-1994." Recommendations are made for the measurement of employment and unemployment in countries where the agricultural and informal sectors are important, and for the measurement of international migrants.
Correspondence: U.N. Secretariat, Population Division, Department of International Economic and Social Affairs, 2 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10748 Waldrop, Judith; Exter, Thomas. What the 1990 census will show. American Demographics, Vol. 12, No. 1, Jan 1990. 20-30 pp. Ithaca, New York. In Eng.
The author previews the projected findings of the 1990 U.S. census based on data from the 1980 census, the Census Bureau's middle series population projections, and individual state data. Projected findings indicate that the U.S. population has grown to 250 million, the Northeast has become the least populous region of the country, the population is increasing in ethnic and racial diversity, and that women account for almost 60 percent of the labor force growth since 1980.
Correspondence: J. Waldrop, American Demographics, 108 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

O.4. Surveys

Studies of periodic or special surveys relevant to population studies, excluding KAP (knowledge, attitudes, and practice of family planning) studies, which are coded under F.4.4. Attitudes Toward Fertility and Fertility Control .

56:10749 Barnes, R. Post censal surveys in Great Britain. Population Trends, No. 57, Autumn 1989. 35-8 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"Post censal surveys have been carried out in Great Britain since 1961 and are likely to be a feature of the next census in 1991. They are of various kinds. There are those which are designed to evaluate the census itself and those which use the census as a frame from which to draw samples of groups of the population for more detailed follow-up enquiries. The latter have raised issues of confidentiality and proper use of census data, which have resulted in the requirement for Parliament to be informed before such enquiries can be carried out in future. A third kind of study is the Longitudinal Study which, for a sample of about 1 per cent of the population, links data from successive censuses together with vital events registered during the intercensal period."
Correspondence: R. Barnes, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, Social Survey Division, St. Catherines House, 10 Kingsway, London WC2 6JP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10750 Dahmann, Donald C. The Survey of Income and Program Participation as a source of migration data. Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1989. 57-70 pp. Springfield, Virginia/Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Eng.
The author discusses panel surveys and their use for migration research in the United States during the 1970s, with a focus on assessing the potential contribution to such research of the Survey of Income and Program Participation during the 1980s. "The blossoming of panel surveys during the 1970s...has yet to produce a commensurate expansion of migration research. The U.S. Bureau of the Census has recently initiated the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), designed to improve United States statistics on the distribution of income and wealth and participation in government programs. SIPP panels collect data for 2 1/2-year periods from a minimum of 12,000 households, making them ideal for geographical mobility research."
Correspondence: D. C. Dahmann, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Division, Washington, D.C. 20233. Location: Princeton University Library (SF).

56:10751 Goldman, Noreen; Westoff, Charles F.; Moreno, Lorenzo. A comparison of complete and truncated birth histories to measure fertility and child mortality. [Comparacion entre las historias completas y truncadas de nacimientos para medir la fecundidad y la mortalidad de la ninez.] Notas de Poblacion, Vol. 16, No. 46-47, Apr-Aug 1988. 105-19 pp. Santiago, Chile. In Spa. with sum. in Eng.
"During the latter part of 1986, national probability sample surveys of women of reproductive ages were carried out in...Peru and the Dominican Republic. These surveys were made as part of the Demographic Health Surveys project (DHS). In each country, one survey was conducted with the standard core questionnaire developed for DHS; the other survey was based on an experimental questionnaire. The major difference between the two questionnaires is the inclusion in the experimental one of a monthly calendar, which records pregnancies, contraceptive use, reasons for contraceptive discontinuation, breastfeeding, post-partum amenorrhea, post-partum abstinence, women's employment and place of residence for the period 1981-1986. This paper presents results from the first stage of the analysis of the Peruvian data: a comparison of basic characteristics of the two samples and an assessment of the completeness of reporting of recent births and infant and child deaths, i.e., a comparison of information in the truncated and full birth histories."
Correspondence: N. Goldman, Princeton University, Office of Population Research, 21 Prospect Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08544-2091. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10752 Jain, S. K.; Krishnamoorthy, S. Social and life-cycle correlates of inconsistency: evidence from the Cape Coast project. Demography India, Vol. 17, No. 1, Jan-Jun 1988. 76-95 pp. Delhi, India. In Eng.
The authors examine the impact of changes in life cycle events on the consistency of age reporting between survey rounds in Ghana. Findings indicate that incorrect reporting of ages is related to changes in parity or marital status and that an increase in education reduces inconsistencies. Data are from the Cape Coast Project, a survey conducted in rural areas of southwest Ghana during the period 1974-1977.
Correspondence: S. K. Jain, Australian Bureau of Statistics, P.O. Box 10, Belconnen, Canberra ACT 2616, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10753 Mainichi Newspapers. Population Problems Research Council (Tokyo, Japan). Summary of nineteenth national survey on family planning. Sep 1988. [199] pp. Tokyo, Japan. In Eng.
This is a report on the latest in a series of national public opinion surveys that began in 1950 and are carried out approximately once every two years in Japan. Repeated from earlier rounds of the survey are questions on ideal, actual, and desired number of children; contraception; induced abortion; and attitudes toward old-age security. This round of the survey also includes questions on sex education and breast-feeding.
Correspondence: Mainichi Newspapers, Population Problems Research Council, Tokyo, Japan. Location: East-West Population Institute, Honolulu, HI.

56:10754 Nepal. Central Bureau of Statistics (Kathmandu, Nepal). Demographic sample survey, 1986/87. First report. LC 88-903614. 1987. v, 89 pp. Kathmandu, Nepal. In Eng.
Findings from a demographic survey conducted in Nepal during 1986-1987 are presented, including intercensal estimates for fertility, mortality, and migration. Determinants of these characteristics are analyzed. 8,640 households were selected for the survey: 6,126 in rural areas and 2,514 in urban areas. The report analyzes the retrospective data collected during the baseline survey that covered sociodemographic variables at the individual level, such as age, sex, occupation, education, marital status, parity, and age at first marriage, as well as detailed socioeconomic characteristics of the households selected for the study.
Correspondence: Central Bureau of Statistics, Ram Shah Path, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:10755 Population Council (New York, New York). Mali 1987: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 20, No. 6, Pt. 1, Nov-Dec 1989. 360-4 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are summary results of the Mali 1987 Demographic and Health Survey, which covered 3,046 households and 3,200 women aged 15-49. Tables and charts provide data on fertility trends, fertility preferences, contraceptive use, nuptiality, infant mortality, and health and nutrition status.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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