Volume 56 - Number 3 - Fall 1990

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.

56:30016 Armengaud, Andre; Fine, Agnes. The French population in the twentieth century. [La population francaise au XXe siecle.] Que Sais-Je?, 7th ed. No. 1167, ISBN 2-13-041849-X. LC 90-134309. 1988. 127 pp. Presses Universitaires de France: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is a general review of population trends in France over the course of the twentieth century. Chapters are included on the population of France on the eve of the 1914-1918 war, the demographic consequences of that war, the interwar period, the demographic crisis of the 1930s and World War II, fertility trends since 1945, mortality since 1945, nuptiality since 1945, and changes in population characteristics since 1945.
Correspondence: Presses Universitaires de France, 108 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30017 Bedford, Richard. Population of Vanuatu: analysis of the 1979 census. South Pacific Commission Population Monograph, No. 2, ISBN 982-203-046-0. Dec 1989. xi, 126 pp. South Pacific Commission: Noumea, New Caledonia. In Eng.
This report presents analyses of data from the 1979 population census of Vanuatu. Separate sections are written by various authors and concern population growth and distribution; age-sex composition and marital status; fertility and mortality; population projections, 1979-2014; internal migration; urbanization; and socioeconomic characteristics.
Correspondence: South Pacific Commission, Noumea, New Caledonia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30018 Bi, Shi-Lin; Qing, Yao-Pu; Yi, Jiang-Lin; Zhang, Wi-Bang. Chinese population: Shanxi province. [Zhongguo renkou: Shanxi fence.] ISBN 7-5005-0547-7. Jul 1989. 384 pp. China Financial and Economic Press: Beijing, China. In Chi.
This is one in a planned series of 32 volumes devoted to the population of China's provinces. The present volume explores the population dynamics of Shanxi province. It provides basic information on the social, economic, and ecological status of the province as well as population trends from 2 A.D. to the present. Consideration is given to fertility, nuptiality, mortality, migration, population distribution, urbanization, and family planning policy. Data are from official sources, including the 1953, 1964, and 1982 censuses and other historical sources.
Correspondence: China Financial and Economic Press, 8 East Daifesi Avenue, Beijing East Region, China. Location: Princeton University Library (Gest).

56:30019 Chang, Nai-Guang; Shong, Chuang-Shen; Chen, Xin-Hui. Chinese population: Ningxia province. [Zhongguo renkou: Ningxia fence.] ISBN 7-5005-0250-8. Nov 1988. 385 pp. China Financial and Economic Press: Beijing, China. In Chi.
This is one in a planned series of 32 volumes devoted to the population of China's provinces. The present volume explores the population dynamics of Ningxia province from about 300 B.C. to the present. It provides basic information on the social, economic, and ecological status of Ningxia, as well as on population changes. Consideration is given to migration, fertility, nuptiality, mortality, and family planning policy. Data are from official sources, including the 1953, 1964, and 1982 censuses and other historical sources.
Correspondence: China Financial and Economic Press, 8 East Daifesi Avenue, Being East Region, China. Location: Princeton University Library (Gest).

56:30020 Goubet, Michel; Roucolle, Jean-Louis. French population and society, 1945-1988. [Population et societe francaises, 1945-1988.] Momentos de Geographie Sirey, 3rd ed. ISBN 2-248-01052. 1988. 274 pp. Sirey: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is a general introduction to modern French society and to the impact of demographic trends on social development. The first part describes demographic trends in France from 1945 to 1988, including natural increase, migration, and spatial distribution. The second part analyzes population characteristics, including economic activity, employment, and occupations. The third and fourth parts deal with living conditions and social relationships, respectively.
For the second edition, published in 1984, see 52:30755.
Correspondence: Sirey, 22 rue Soufflot, 75005 Paris, France. Location: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, Paris, France.

56:30021 Liu, William T. China social statistics, 1986. China Statistics Series, ISBN 0-275-93273-7. 1989. xix, 275 pp. Praeger: New York, New York/London, England. In Eng.
"China Social Statistics 1986 was completed to offer essential basic information on China's social development since 1949, and to illustrate the major characteristics of contemporary China's society....With the exception of the total surface area of the country and the timber reserves, figures for Taiwan are not included in the national figures." The section on population and family provides data on total and regional population, population growth, sex ratio, nationality, age characteristics, birth rate, death rate, natural increase, life expectancy, marital status, marriage age, household size and type, family size, and contraceptive use.
Correspondence: Praeger, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30022 Ma, Ju-xian; Shi, Yuan; Yi, Yi-qu. Chinese population: Jiangxi province. [Zhongguo renkou: Jiangxi fence.] ISBN 7-5005-0477-0. Apr 1989. 379 pp. China Financial and Economic Press: Beijing, China. In Chi.
This is one in a planned series of 32 volumes devoted to the population of China's provinces. The present volume explores the population dynamics of Jiangxi province. It presents basic information on the social, economic, and ecological status of the province as well as population trends from 2 A.D. to the present. Consideration is given to fertility, nuptiality, mortality, migration, and family planning policy. Data are from official sources, including the 1953, 1964, and 1982 censuses and other historical sources.
Correspondence: China Financial and Economic Press, 8 East Daifesi Avenue, Beijing East Region, China. Location: Princeton University Library (Gest).

56:30023 Newman, Gerard; Kopras, Andrew. Comparisons of 1986 census characteristics: Commonwealth electoral divisions. Legislative Research Service Current Issues Paper, No. 11 1987-88, Feb 1988. 105 pp. Department of the Parliamentary Library, Legislative Research Service: Barton, Australia. In Eng.
"This paper provides an analysis of socio-demographic data from the 1986 [Australian] Census of Population and Housing for Commonwealth Electoral Divisions. Data for each characteristic is presented in two tables. The first table lists each Electoral Division alphabetically and shows the value of the data item. The second table ranks each Electoral Division on the relative value of the data item. The political Party holding each Division after the 1987 election is also shown on each table." Data are included on population size and growth, population density, internal migration, ethnic groups, age distribution, religion, origin, family characteristics, households, and labor force.
Correspondence: Department of the Parliamentary Library, Kurrajong Annex, Barton ACT 2600, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30024 Vidal-Fontille, Christiane. The population of the southern Alps from 1860 to the present day. [La population des Alpes du sud de 1860 a nos jours.] ISBN 2-7080-0599-5. 1988. 662; [89] pp. Ophrys: Gap, France. In Fre.
This is an analysis of demographic trends in the mountain departments of the French southern Alps over the past century. In the first part of the first volume, separate consideration is given to economic and social changes over time. The second part concentrates on demographic trends, examining the rural exodus and the recent return of population to the mountain regions, as well as population characteristics, nuptiality, fertility, and mortality. The second volume presents maps and diagrams.
Correspondence: Ophrys, 6 Avenue Jean-Jaures, BP 87, 05002 Gap Cedex, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30025 Wu, Yu-Lin; Chen, Long-Fei. Chinese population: Shandong province. [Zhongguo renkou: Shandong fence.] ISBN 7-5005-0482-9. May 1989. 496 pp. China Financial and Economic Press: Beijing, China. In Chi.
This is one in a planned series of 32 volumes devoted to the population of China's provinces. The present volume explores the population dynamics of Shandong province from about 800 B.C. to the present. It provides information on population changes and social, economic, and ecological status in the province. Consideration is given to fertility, mortality, nuptiality, and family planning policy. Data are from official sources, including the 1953, 1964, and 1982 censuses and other historical sources.
Correspondence: China Financial and Economic Press, 8 East Daifesi Avenue, Beijing East Region, China. Location: Princeton University Library (Gest).

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.

56:30026 Anderton, Douglas L.; Barrett, Richard E. Demographic seasonality and development: the effects of agricultural colonialism in Taiwan, 1906-1942. Demography, Vol. 27, No. 3, Aug 1990. 397-411 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"This article examines seasonal behavior in the population of Taiwan between 1906 and 1942, during Japanese colonial rule. First, we analyze seasonal demographic cycles and their ties to the cultural calendar and agriculture. Second, we compare seasonality in two regions (Xinzhu and Tainan) that experienced different agricultural development under the colonial regime. Findings demonstrate that demographic seasonality was less pronounced when urban development and colonial agricultural intensification produced more heterogeneous seasonal patterns of labor. We find that changes in agricultural organization, rather than purely a shift to nonagricultural production, may significantly reduce established seasonal timing of demographic behavior....The analysis focuses on demographic cycles in marriages, births, and deaths among the Taiwanese. Data were derived from aggregated 1906-1943 time series of vital events for the total population, sex-specific vital events, and events within the regions of Tainan and Xinzhu over 1920-1938...."
Correspondence: D. L. Anderton, University of Massachusetts, Social and Demographic Research Institute, Department of Sociology, Amherst, MA 01003. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30027 Beaujot, Roderic. Shifting demographics: labour force implications. Population Studies Centre Discussion Paper, No. 90-1, Jan 1990. 11, [6] pp. University of Western Ontario, Population Studies Centre: London, Canada. In Eng.
Shifts in the demographic structure of Canada are described and projections in fertility, mortality, international migration, aging, and population growth to the year 2035 are presented. The focus is on population decline and demographic aging, and their impact on Canada's labor force. Data are from Statistics Canada.
Correspondence: University of Western Ontario, Population Studies Centre, Department of Sociology, London, Ontario N6A 5C2, Canada.

56:30028 Byczynska, Joanna. Demographic potential of Suwalskie voivodship and its transformations over the postwar period. [Potencjal demograficzny wojewodztwa suwalskiego i jego przemiany w okresie powojennym.] Biuletyn IGS, Vol. 30, No. 3, 1987. 247-62, 274, 287-8 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Pol. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The demographic structure of Suwalskie voivodship, Poland, is described. Attention is given to population growth, migration, sex distribution, natural increase, and the spatial distribution of the population.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30029 Dewdney, John. Population change in the Soviet Union, 1979-1989. Geography, Vol. 75, Pt. 3, No. 328, Jul 1990. 273-7 pp. Sheffield, England. In Eng.
Population changes in the Soviet Union between 1979 and 1989 are analyzed, based on preliminary results of the 1989 census. Aspects considered include overall and regional growth rates, migration, natural increase, fertility, ethnic groups, urban and rural changes, and labor supply and demand.
Correspondence: J. Dewdney, University of Durham, Old Shire Hall, Durham DH1 3HP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

56:30030 Gribaudi, Maurizio. Individual life courses and family histories: workers at Renault between the two world wars. [Itineraires personnels et strategies familiales: les ouvriers de Renault dans l'entre-deux-guerres.] Population, Vol. 44, No. 6, Nov-Dec 1989. 1,213-32 pp. Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng; Spa.
Comparisons are made of life courses and family histories among workers at the Renault factories in Paris, France, between the two world wars. The focus is on the socioeconomic and geographic origin of the individuals and on the changes in migration patterns in rural and urban areas.
Correspondence: M. Gribaudi, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 26 rue Boyer, F-75971 Paris Cedex, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30031 Gubry, Patrick; Vernon, Jacques. Africa in the third world: demographic similarities and differences. [L'Afrique dans le tiers-monde: similitudes et singularites demographiques.] Etudes Sociales, Politiques, Economiques, No. 471, Mar-May 1990. 1-7 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
The characteristics of current African demographic trends that distinguish the continent from the rest of the third world are explored. These include a continuation of high rates of fertility and population growth, uncontrolled urbanization, and limited development of effective population policies.
Correspondence: P. Gubry, Centre Francais sur la Population et le Developpement, 15 rue de l'Ecole de Medecine, 75270 Paris Cedex 06, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30032 Jowett, John. China: the population of the People's Republic. SAGT Journal, No. 18, 1989. 38-49 pp. Glasgow, Scotland. In Eng.
General population characteristics and spatial distribution in China are analyzed. Consideration is given to population density, ethnic composition, regional population growth, interprovincial migration, regional variations in fertility and age distribution, the effects of the demographic transition, and the one-child policy.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30033 McCracken, Kevin. Sydney--a demographic profile. Geography Bulletin, Summer 1990. 11-33 pp. New South Wales, Australia. In Eng.
"The present paper presents a demographic profile of [Sydney, Australia] as a teaching resource base. The paper briefly examines Sydney's recent population history, current patterns and likely demographic future. A Sydney region local government area data base is provided in an appendix for use in student exercises and other analyses. The statistical information presented in the tables through the paper and in the appendix provide a baseline for an on-going data file teachers will be able to maintain as relevant demographic data becomes available in the future. Demographic terms used in the paper are defined in a glossary at the end."
Correspondence: K. McCracken, Macquarie University, School of Earth Sciences, New South Wales 2109, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30034 Montello, Jesse. The Brazilian population. [Populacao brasileira.] EPGE Ensaios Economicos, No. 107, 1987. 34 pp. Escola de Pos-Graduacao em Economia do Instituto Brasileiro de Economia da Fundacao Getulio Vargas: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Por.
This is a general review of population trends in Brazil up to 1980. Topics covered include fertility and mortality, demographic aging, population characteristics and internal migration, the labor force, income distribution, unemployment, and future prospects.
Correspondence: Escola de Pos-Graduacao em Economia de Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Praia de Botafogo, 190/10 Andar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30035 Neville, R. J. Warwick. New Zealand population: issues and prospects. New Zealand Population Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, Nov 1989. 60-8 pp. Wellington, New Zealand. In Eng.
The author outlines current demographic trends and future prospects in New Zealand. Aspects considered include fertility, mortality, migration, age and aging, ethnicity, the labor force, family and household structure, and spatial distribution.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30036 Prins, C. J. M.; Verhoef, R. Demographic review of the Netherlands 1989. Maandstatistiek van de Bevolking, Vol. 38, No. 6, Jun 1990. 14-24 pp. Voorburg, Netherlands. In Eng.
Demographic data for the Netherlands for 1989 are presented. Included are data concerning population growth, demographic aging, marital fertility, illegitimate births, mortality, life expectancy, marriage, divorce, consensual union, and internal and international migration patterns.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30037 Rabusic, Ladislav. The demographic crisis in China, 1959-1961. [Demograficka krize v cine v obdobi 1959-1961 aneb "velky skok kupredu"] Demografie, Vol. 32, No. 2, 1990. 132-42 pp. Prague, Czechoslovakia. In Cze. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author analyzes the demographic crisis in China during the period 1959-1961, with a focus on low fertility, the agricultural crisis, famine, and high mortality. The author finds that these phenomena were caused by government policies, particularly the Great Leap Forward program, and not by unfavorable climatic conditions.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30038 Schubnell, Hermann. Population trends in the People's Republic of China. [Die Bevolkerungsentwicklung in der Volksrepublik China.] Schriftenreihe der Niedersachsischen Landeszentrale fur Politische Bildung: Neue Weltmacht China, No. 10, LC 89-109159. 1987. 64 pp. Niedersachsische Landeszentrale fur Politische Bildung: Hannover, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger.
A series of graphs is used as a basis for reviewing population trends in the People's Republic of China in relation to trends for the world as a whole. Projections to the year 2025 are also presented. Population policy measures adopted in China are then discussed, and their impact is evaluated.
Correspondence: Niedersachsische Landeszentrale fur Politische Bildung, Hannover, Federal Republic of Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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