Volume 56 - Number 2 - Summer 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.

56:20684 Bonneuil, Noel. Statistical consistency in SGF population tables: censuses from 1851-1906, statistics of population change from 1801 to 1906. [Coherence comptable des tableaux de la SGF: recensements de 1851 a 1906, mouvements de la population de 1801 a 1906.] Population, Vol. 44, No. 4-5, Jul-Oct 1989. 809-38 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
The author evaluates the quality of data in the statistical tables produced by the Statistique Generale de la France (SFG). The focus is on censuses for the period 1851-1906 and statistics of population change from 1801 to 1906. "It appears that the accuracy of the figures transcribed largely depends on their shape, that figures close to each other tend to be confused, and that numbers are sometimes modified by inversion, omission or addition. The influence of number length and of the position of the error in the number has also been tested. While errors do not affect any particular departement more than others, the level of errors during the course of the century seems to reflect the concerns of the men who recorded them."
Correspondence: N. Bonneuil, Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20685 Ferry, Benoit; Cantrelle, Pierre. New integrated data collection techniques using portable microcomputers. [Les experiences nouvelles en matiere de collecte integree de donnees sur micro-ordinateurs portatifs.] In: International Population Conference/Congres International de la Population, New Delhi, September/septembre 20-27, 1989. Vol. 2, 1989. 47-62 pp. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]: Liege, Belgium. In Fre.
The uses of microcomputers in data collection and analysis are outlined. Consideration is given to problems and needs associated with electronic data collection, particularly in the field; office editing; coding; data entry; and machine editing. Various types of microcomputers are described, and their use in different settings is assessed. The creation of questionnaires and how comfortable interviewers are using portable personal computers are also discussed.
Correspondence: B. Ferry, ORSTOM, Unite de Recherche Population-Sante, 75006 Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20686 Guzman, Jose M. Some new approaches to the collection of demographic data in Latin America. In: International Population Conference/Congres International de la Population, New Delhi, September/septembre 20-27, 1989. Vol. 2, 1989. 3-16 pp. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]: Liege, Belgium. In Eng.
"The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of recent developments in Latin America in the field of non-traditional approaches to data collection. Attention will be given to innovative procedures, to the development and exploitation of non-conventional sources of demographic data and to the efforts that have been made to improve the coverage and quality of data collected."
Correspondence: J. M. Guzman, CELADE, Avenida Dag Hammarskjold, Casilla 91, Santiago, Chile. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20687 Kamuzora, C. Lwechungura. In-depth interview approaches to demographic data collection. In: International Population Conference/Congres International de la Population, New Delhi, September/septembre 20-27, 1989. Vol. 2, 1989. 17-32 pp. International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]: Liege, Belgium. In Eng.
The focus of this paper is on the role of in-depth surveys in data collection for demographic research. Case study examples from developing countries are used to demonstrate the impact of in-depth surveys on migration, mortality, and fertility. The methodology of such surveys is described, including techniques of data collection, processing, and analysis.
Correspondence: C. L. Kamuzora, University of Dar es Salaam, Department of Statistics/Demographic Unit, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 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.

56:20688 Emery, George. Incomplete registration of births in civil systems: the example of Ontario, Canada, 1900-1960. Historical Methods, Vol. 23, No. 1, Winter 1990. 5-21 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"Building on...earlier studies, this paper elaborates on the completeness of Ontario [Canada] birth registration by analyzing evidence from delayed registrations of birth [for the period 1900-1960]. It reviews the histories of birth registration and delayed birth registration in the province. It then analyzes information about the delayed registrations to estimate actual numbers of live births for selected cohorts and when published birth statistics for Ontario become reliable."
Correspondence: G. Emery, University of Western Ontario, Department of History, London, Ontario N6A 3K7, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20689 Francois, Michel. Some observations on civil registration in French-speaking Africa. IIVRS Technical Paper, No. 39, Feb 1990. i, 13 pp. International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS]: Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
"This article [translated from the original French] traces the history of development of civil registration in the Francophone countries of Africa and gives an account of the major problems facing these countries. There are references to the important efforts of the regional organizations to establish registration systems in these countries. Finally, it is suggested that priority be given to the improvement of civil registration for administrative and demographic purposes."
Correspondence: International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20690 Molina-Medina, Humberto; Cervera-Flores, Miguel. Vital statistics: mechanisms of improvement. [Estadisticas vitales: mecanismos de mejoramiento.] Salud Publica de Mexico, Vol. 31, No. 2, Mar-Apr 1989. 192-5 pp. Mexico City, Mexico. In Spa. with sum. in Eng.
Recent changes in the vital statistics system of Mexico are reviewed. "Since 1982, Mexico has experienced a radical change in its system of vital statistics, which remained almost untouched for close to a century. Now (1988), the Mexican system of vital statistics has a completely modified and updated structure. This new structure permits interinstitutional actions which are necessary in order to achieve the consolidation of the system of vital statistics in Mexico."
Correspondence: M. Cervera-Flores, Insurgentes Sur 795 P.H. Col. Napoles, 03810 Mexico DF, Mexico. Location: U.S. National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.

56:20691 Schnatter, A. Robert; Acquavella, John F.; Thompson, F. S.; Donaleski, Donna; Theriault, Gilles. An analysis of death ascertainment and follow-up through Statistics Canada's mortality data base system. Canadian Journal of Public Health/Revue Canadienne de Sante Publique, Vol. 81, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1990. 60-5 pp. Ottawa, Canada. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
"The Canadian Mortality Data Base...was utilized in mortality follow-up of 17,446 refinery and petrochemical workers throughout Canada. The performance of the system in detecting 757 previously known deaths was evaluated. Of the deaths submitted, 93.1%...were detected, including 97.6%...of deaths which occurred in Canada. Detection was generally unaffected by age, year of death (1964-1973), and the presence of middle initial or the remainder of first name."
Correspondence: A. R. Schnatter, Exxon Biomedical Sciences, Department of Occupational Health and Epidemiology, CN-2350, Mettlers Road, East Millstone, NJ 08875-2350. 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.

56:20692 Appel, Roland; Hummel, Dieter. Population census and the problems of accompanying research. [Volkszahlung und die Probleme der Begleitforschung.] Vorgange, Vol. 27, No. 1, Jan 1988. 84-90 pp. Weinheim, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger.
This article focuses on a research project carried out at the University of Cologne to investigate participation in and attitudes toward the 1987 population census in the Federal Republic of Germany. The goals, methods, and selected results of the study are evaluated.
Location: Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA.

56:20693 Browne, David L. U.S. Bureau of the Census: facing the future labor shortage. Asian and Pacific Population Forum, Vol. 3, No. 4, Winter 1989. 11-6, 35-6 pp. Honolulu, Hawaii. In Eng.
"This article begins with a brief overview of the [U.S.] Census Bureau's preparations for the future, then discusses the demographic and social changes that are affecting the national labor force, from which the Census Bureau hires its workers. The final section considers how the bureau and its mission are affected by these changes."
Correspondence: D. L. Browne, U.S. Bureau of the Census, 21st Century Staff, Washington, D.C. 20233. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20694 Brunnstein, Klaus. Population census of 1987--the "greatest nonsense of data": a first assessment. [Volkszahlung 1987--der "Daten-GAU": eine erste Bilanz.] Vorgange, Vol. 27, No. 1, Jan 1988. 69-74 pp. Weinheim, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger.
A critical discussion of the 1987 population census in the Federal Republic of Germany is presented. Problems with both data collection and analysis are identified.
Location: Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA.

56:20695 Corona Vazquez, Rodolfo. Conceptual and numerical evaluation of migration data from the 1980 population census. [Evaluacion conceptual y numerica de la informacion sobre migracion del censo de poblacion de 1980.] Aportes de Investigacion, No. 24, ISBN 968-837-776-7. 1988. 39, [24] pp. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias: Cuernavaca, Mexico. In Spa.
The author evaluates migration data from Mexico's tenth census of population and housing, conducted in 1980. He includes information on concepts, definitions, data collection, and the use of data on place of birth and last place of residence. Because of the close relationship between number of migrants and total population size, data on the resident population are also assessed. Section 1 contains the conceptual evaluation, including reference to data collection; Section 2 provides the numerical assessment. A final section contains the tables and charts.
Correspondence: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias, 306 Boulevard Emiliano Zapata, Col. Tlaltenango, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Location: New York Public Library.

56:20696 Fein, David J. Racial and ethnic differences in U.S. census omission rates. Demography, Vol. 27, No. 2, May 1990. 285-302 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"This article assesses differences in rates of omission across seven race-ethnicity groups in the 1980 [U.S.] census to learn more about the social factors that condition census enumeration. Findings indicate that there are multiple sources of error, that these sources reflect distinctive ethnic attributes to a greater degree than shared minority status, and that census omissions have both inadvertent and motivational causes. The discussion notes some of the implications for improving coverage in future censuses."
Correspondence: D. J. Fein, Abt Associates, Inc., 4800 Montgomery Lane, Suite 500, Bethesda, MD 20814. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20697 Gribanov, E. D. The history of the population census in Russia. [K istorii perepisi naseleniya Rossii.] Sovetskoe Zdravookhranenie, No. 1, 1989. 71-4 pp. Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
A brief history of census-taking in Russia is presented, beginning in the time of Peter I in 1719-1722. This original census was revised 10 times up to 1857-1860. Following that, a series of local censuses was taken (about 200 between 1862 and 1917). The first modern national census was taken in 1897.
Location: New York Academy of Medicine.

56:20698 Kauss, Udo. Population census of 1987, the last. [Volkszahlung 87, die letzte.] Vorgange, Vol. 27, No. 1, Jan 1988. 102-14 pp. Weinheim, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger.
An overview of the controversy surrounding the 1987 population census in the Federal Republic of Germany is presented. Opposition to the census is described, government reactions are outlined, and an attempt is made to evaluate how successful the census was.
Location: Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA.

56:20699 Mahatme, Anand. Concepts and procedures in Indian census: a reappraisal. LC 88-904794. 1988. 129 pp. Criterion Publications: New Delhi, India. In Eng.
Census-taking methods and procedures employed in India are reviewed. In addition to the process of enumeration, separate chapters are devoted to migration, household and population characteristics, educational status, economic characteristics, and fertility. Recommendations to improve the census product are included.
Correspondence: Criterion Publications, 136 Raja Garden, New Delhi 110 015, India. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

56:20700 Paraguay. Direccion General de Estadistica y Censos (Asuncion, Paraguay); United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA] (New York, New York). Publication of results of the analysis of the 1982 census: a seminar held in Asuncion, March 24-26, 1987. [Divulgacion de resultados de analysis del censo de 1982: seminario realizado en Asuncion, del 24 al 26 de marzo de 1987.] 1988. 400 pp. Asuncion, Paraguay. In Spa.
This is a report on a conference held in 1987 to disseminate results from the 1982 census of Paraguay. It includes results of studies on demographic trends in Paraguay, 1950-1982; the characteristics of internal migration, 1977-1982; socioeconomic development and trends in the economically active population, 1950-1982; population and education; geographic and socioeconomic differentials in fertility, 1960-1979; population and health, 1960-1980; population projections by sex and age, 1950-2025; and women, population, and development.
Correspondence: Direccion General de Estadistica y Censos, Humanita 463, Casilla de Correo 1118, Asuncion, Paraguay. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20701 Redfern, Philip. A study on the future of the census of population: alternative approaches. Population and Social Conditions, Theme 3: Accounts, Surveys and Statistics, Series C, Pub. Order No. CA-48-87-896-EN-C. ISBN 92-825-7429-6. 1987. 265 pp. European Communities, Statistical Office: Luxembourg. In Eng.
"The study examines the recent experience of censuses of population and housing and plans for future censuses in fifteen countries: the twelve members of the EEC and also Canada, Sweden and the United States....The report considers the merits of the conventional method and its demerits, particularly cost and public acceptability. The census practices of countries are compared in such matters as topic content, measurement of coverage and the release of microdata. There is a discussion of the ways in which administrative records can support a conventional census. The section on sample surveys concludes that sample methods play an increasingly important role in supporting and complementing the census, but that they cannot replace complete counts." Consideration is also given to the advantages and disadvantages of register-based censuses. The report is also available in French and German.
Correspondence: European Communities, Statistical Office, P.O. Box 1907, Luxembourg. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20702 Schubert, Michael. Population census and "internal security": 12 theses. [Volkszahlung und "innere Sicherheit": 12 Thesen.] Vorgange, Vol. 27, No. 1, Jan 1988. 91-8 pp. Weinheim, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger.
The political controversy surrounding the 1987 population census in the Federal Republic of Germany is discussed, and the attempted census boycott is evaluated. Government use of the census for purposes of "internal security" is considered.
Location: Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA.

56:20703 Schwartz, Joe. Inside the information industry: a guide to the 1990 census. American Demographics, Vol. 12, No. 4, Apr 1990. 16-20 pp. Ithaca, New York. In Eng.
The author reviews the content, format, and schedule of release of data from the 1990 U.S. census. A listing is provided of the census tapes and disks that will be available, their subjects and geographic coverage, and their expected date of release by the Census Bureau.
Correspondence: J. Schwartz, American Demographics, 108 North Cayuga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20704 South Pacific Commission (Noumea, New Caledonia); United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific [ESCAP] (Bangkok, Thailand). SPC/ESCAP Expert Working Group on Census Design, Noumea, New Caledonia, 24-26 April 1989: report. ISBN 982-203-134-3. 1990. iii, 13 pp. Noumea, New Caledonia. In Eng.
This is a report from the Expert Working Group on Census Design, which was held in Noumea in April 1989. It includes a summary of the proceedings and the Working Group's recommendations, particularly as they concern the use of ISCO-88 to classify occupations and computer-assisted coding.
Correspondence: South Pacific Commission, Noumea, New Caledonia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20705 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). 1980 census of population and housing. History, Part D. Chapter 6: data processing. Chapter 8: data products. No. PHC80-R-2D, LC 86-60030. Jun 1989. 31, 85 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
Two chapters from the history of the 1980 U.S. census of population and housing are presented. They concern data processing and data products. "This report describes in detail most aspects of the 1980 census, from its early stages of research and planning through the tabulation, publication, and dissemination of the final results. The detailed treatment includes, where appropriate, a discussion of some of the problems encountered in implementing the census plan."
Correspondence: Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20706 White, Philip. A question on ethnic group for the census: findings from the 1989 census test post-enumeration survey. Population Trends, No. 59, Spring 1990. 11-20 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"The 1991 Census will contain, for the first time, a question on the ethnic group of each member of the population of Great Britain. This article reports on how a follow-up survey, carried out as part of the 1989 census test, showed that the question commanded a sufficiently high degree of acceptance from all the main ethnic groups to justify inclusion in the Census. Less than one half of one per cent of households refused to take part in the voluntary test because of the ethnic group question. The survey also found that the accuracy of the answers to the question was acceptable for the Census."
Correspondence: P. White, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, Census Division, St. Catherines House, 10 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20707 Zahl, Graf. Population census from the inside. Or: the report of a population census victim. [Volkszahlung von innen. Oder: der Bericht eines Volkszahlungsopfers.] Vorgange, Vol. 27, No. 1, Jan 1988. 75-83 pp. Weinheim, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger.
The author provides an inside view of how the 1987 population census was carried out in one small West German city.
Location: Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA.

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 .

56:20708 Andriamampahery, Dimby; Dakono, Astou; Koffi, Ahoutou E.; Mulamba, Muambayi. Population trends and economic change in the southwest of the Ivory Coast: the sub-prefecture of Sassandra (April 1988). [Dynamique de population et mutation economique dans le sud-ouest ivoirien: la sous-prefecture de Sassandra (avril 1988).] Etudes et Recherches, No. 16, Jan 1989. 143, [2] pp. Ministere de l'Industrie et du Plan: Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Ecole Nationale Superieure de Statistique et d'Economie Appliquee: Abidjan, Ivory Coast. In Fre.
These are the results of a demographic survey undertaken in 1988 in the sub-prefecture of Sassandra, Ivory Coast [Cote d'Ivoire], by the students of the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Statistique et d'Economie Appliquee in Abidjan. The methodology of the survey, which included 6,761 individuals, and the characteristics of those surveyed are first described. Chapters are then included on family characteristics and trends, the economic activity of households, the role of migration in economic development, and fertility and maternal and infant health.
Correspondence: Ecole Nationale Superieure de Statistique et d'Economie Appliquee, 08 BP 3 Abidjan 08, Ivory Coast. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20709 Dureau, F.; Barbary, O.; Michel, A.; Lortic, B. Area sampling from satellite image for socio-demographic surveys in urban environments: training handbook. Collection Didactiques, ISBN 2-7099-0971-5. 1989. 7, [15] pp. Institut Francais de Recherche Scientifique pour le Developpement en Cooperation: Paris, France; Editions de l'ORSTOM: Paris, France. In Eng.
This training manual, which is also available in French and Spanish, consists of a short seven-page handbook and 15 separate cards describing a method of area sampling from satellite images for socio-demographic surveys in urban environments in developing countries.
Correspondence: Editions de l'ORSTOM, Librarie-Diffusion, 70 route d'Aulnay, F-93140 Bondy, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20710 Lloyd, Cynthia B. Understanding the relationship between women's work and fertility: the contribution of the World Fertility Surveys. Population Council Research Division Working Paper, No. 9, 1990. 42 pp. Population Council, Research Division: New York, New York. In Eng.
The findings of the World Fertility Survey are reviewed in a comparative framework, with emphasis on both substantive research findings and data limitations. The focus is on the need for accurate data in order to study the relationship between female labor force participation and fertility. "The paper begins with a discussion of hypothesized relationships and their testability in a variety of settings. Then the measurement of women's work in the World Fertility Surveys is discussed, followed by some background information on patterns of work among the developing countries participating in the survey program. Findings from the analysis of WFS data are discussed in a third section, with emphasis on comparative analysis from which some of the most useful insights on this question have been drawn. Finally, the conclusion provides some thoughts about future research strategies, in terms of both data collection and analysis."
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20711 Population Council (New York, New York). Guatemala 1987: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 21, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1990. 55-9 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
Results from the 1987 Demographic and Health Survey for Guatemala are presented. Tabular data are included on population characteristics; fertility trends, differentials, and preferences; current contraceptive use; nuptiality and contraceptive status; postpartum variables; infant mortality; and health and nutrition status.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20712 Population Council (New York, New York). Morocco 1987: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 21, No. 2, Mar-Apr 1990. 119-23 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
Summary statistics are presented from the 1987 Morocco Demographic and Health Survey. Elements covered include fertility trends and differentials, age-specific fertility, fertility preferences, current contraceptive use, postpartum variables, infant mortality, and health and nutritional status.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:20713 Stephen, Elizabeth H.; Soldo, Beth J. How to judge the quality of a survey. American Demographics, Vol. 12, No. 4, Apr 1990. 42-3 pp. Ithaca, New York. In Eng.
The authors present guidelines for judging the quality of a survey. They emphasize the assessment of sample design, including sample selection, response rate, and questionnaire design.
Correspondence: E. H. Stephen, Georgetown University, Department of Demography, 37th and O Streets NW, Washington, D.C. 20057. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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