Volume 56 - Number 3 - Fall 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.

56:30750 Krishnan, Parameswara. Some lacunae in demographic data collection in South Asia with special reference to India. Population Research Laboratory Discussion Paper, No. 62, Jan 1990. 15 pp. University of Alberta, Department of Sociology, Population Research Laboratory: Edmonton, Canada. In Eng.
"The demographic data collected in the South Asian countries have lacunae....These lacunae are present in the data collected in all the countries of this region, even though the discussions here are based on this author's experience with the data for India. The areas where the deficiencies are felt are in differential mortality, differential fertility, marriage and remarriage, migration and social mobility and labour force. We shall look at each of these areas broadly to throw light on the types of deficiencies and how they can be remedied."
Correspondence: University of Alberta, Department of Sociology, Population Research Laboratory, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30751 Netherlands. Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek. Hoofdafdeling Sociale Rekeningen (Voorburg, Netherlands). Socio-demographic accounts. Population in household: methodology and application for 1985-1986. [Sociaal-demografische rekeningen. Bevolking in huishoudens; methodebeschrijving en toepassing voor 1985/'86.] ISBN 90-3571-208-0. 1990. 70 pp. Voorburg, Netherlands. In Dut. with sum. in Eng.
"Socio-demographic Accounts (SDA)...are an integration framework representing the socio-demographic situation and transitions of the total population of the Netherlands....Two systems of SDA have been developed; one on the societal participation and mobility...and one on the population in households. Both sets of accounts cover the total population. This publication describes the methodology in constructing the accounts on the population in households and presents the results for the period 1985/'86. Stock and flow statistics on the population in households include data classified by type of household (private or institutional) and position in the household (one-person household or children and others in multi-person household)....In addition to this the population is broken down according to sex and age."
Correspondence: Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, Prinses Beatrixlaan 428, Postbus 959, 2270 AZ Voorburg, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30752 Pool, Ian. A framework for the analysis of Maori population trends prior to the implementation of "complete" enumeration and vital registration. New Zealand Population Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, Nov 1989. 49-59 pp. Wellington, New Zealand. In Eng.
"Until the post-war censuses [in New Zealand,] Maori enumeration remained incomplete, while vital registration became satisfactory in terms of coverage and published detail only about 1961. Since then, the critical issues of data quality have revolved primarily around questions of definition of 'Maori', notably reconciling those definitions used in various different sources....The present paper, by way of reviewing some underlying technical demographic issues, seeks to underscore the point that to carry out population studies, whether in a modern or historical context, it is necessary to go well beyond the singular traditional task of searching for exact demograhic measurement, and to analyse multi-dimensional interrelations with other phenomena. To do so it draws on the notion of 'basic needs' as used in the development literature, and also looks at the infant/childhood survivorship-nutrition-infection relationship."
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.

56:30753 Logrillo, Vito M. Automation of vital registration systems in the United States: a summary of selected states' activities. IIVRS Technical Paper, No. 40, Apr 1990. i, 12 pp. International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS]: Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
"This report presents a brief overview of the development and implementation of computerization of registration activities in selected states in the United States. Ten states provided information on their current activities and future directions in automating their registration systems." Consideration is given to data entry, storage, and retrieval; indexing of records; electronic birth records; and applications for developing countries.
Correspondence: International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics, 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.

56:30754 Clark, A. M.; Thomas, F. G. The geography of the 1991 census. Population Trends, No. 60, Summer 1990. 9-15 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"The census geography system has a twofold purpose. First, it provides a set of field management areas to enable enumeration to be carried out. Second, it provides a geographic database which can be used for the administration of the census and statistical analysis. Part 1 of this article describes the planned geography system for the 1991 Census in England and Wales and focuses on the method of planning enumeration districts and the construction of field management areas. Part 2 discusses the geography system being developed for the census in Scotland and describes the main differences between the two systems."
Correspondence: A. M. Clark, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, Census Division, St. Catherines House, 10 Kingsway, London WC2 6JP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30755 Cornell, L. L. Using event history methods in analyzing the population registers of early modern Japan. PIRT Working Paper, No. 8, Dec 1987. 29 pp. Indiana University, Population Institute for Research and Training [PIRT]: Bloomington, Indiana. In Eng.
"The Japanese population registers (the shumon aratame cho) have two properties--small sample size and continuity over long spans of time--which have made them less than ordinarily amenable to statistical analysis using the methods current in the social sciences. The object of this paper is to outline these properties and suggest the kinds of problems they have created for researchers; to suggest that a recently developed set of statistical techniques--event history analysis--offers a method for dealing with these problems; and to illustrate their use by analyzing the causes of divorce in peasant households in early modern Japan."
Correspondence: Indiana University, Population Institute for Research and Training, Memorial Hall East 220, Bloomington, IN 47405. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30756 Ruggles, Steven; Menard, Russell R. A public use sample of the 1880 U.S. census of population. Social History Research Laboratory Working Paper, No. WP:89-3, Nov 1989. 23 pp. University of Minnesota, Department of History, Social History Research Laboratory: Minneapolis, Minnesota. In Eng.
"The Social History Research Laboratory at the University of Minnesota...is now creating a Public Use Sample of the 1880 U.S. Census of Population. With a sampling density of 1 in 100 cases, the project will yield information on just over 500,000 individuals living in just under 100,000 families. This note provides a brief overview of other public use samples, a description of the 1880 census and its value for historical analysis, and a summary of our sampling strategy. Its purpose is to inform potential users of the project and to invite comments and suggestions that could improve the final product."
Correspondence: University of Minnesota, Department of History, Social History Research Laboratory, 628 Social Science Tower, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30757 Ruggles, Steven. Comparability of the public use files of the U.S. census of population, 1880-1980. Social History Research Laboratory Working Paper, No. WP:89-1, 1989. 28, [3] pp. University of Minnesota, Department of History, Social History Research Laboratory: Minneapolis, Minnesota. In Eng.
The author outlines the content and methodology of U.S. public use samples constructed during the period 1880-1980. Consideration is given to census and sample format, changes in the units of enumeration and sampling, sample designs and treatment of missing data, variables on household composition and demography, geographic codes and variables on ethnicity and migration, and variables on economic status, employment, education, and literacy.
Correspondence: University of Minnesota, Department of History, Social History Research Laboratory, 628 Social Science Tower, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30758 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). Education. 1990 Census of Population and Housing: Content Determination Report, No. 1990 CDR-8, Nov 1989. 32 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
In this report, the development of questions for the 1990 U.S. Census of Population and Housing is outlined. The topics covered in the report are educational attainment and school enrollment.
Correspondence: U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. 20402. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30759 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). General demographic data. 1990 Census of Population and Housing: Content Determination Report, No. 1990 CDR-5, Mar 1990. 41 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This report documents the questionnaire design procedure for the 1990 U.S. census of population and housing concerning questions on general demographic data. Specific items covered are relationship to household head, sex, age, marital status, residence five years ago, and children ever born.
Correspondence: U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. 20402. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30760 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). Industry, occupation, and class of worker. 1990 Census of Population and Housing: Content Determination Report, No. 1990 CDR-3, Sep 1989. 26 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"This is one in a series of reports documenting the content of the 1990 [U.S.] Census of Population and Housing. Each report in this series details the steps leading to the determination of the questions pertaining to a specific topic or topics asked in the 1990 census. These steps include summarizing the content recommendations from data users, describing the development of each question through the 1990 content testing program, and documenting the legislative and programmatic applications of the data derived from the questions. Each item appearing on the 1990 census questionnaires also is discussed in terms of its census history and change since 1980....This report documents the items on industry, occupation, and class of worker...."
Correspondence: U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. 20402. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30761 United States. Bureau of the Census (Washington, D.C.). Place of work and journey to work. 1990 Census of Population and Housing: Content Determination Report, No. 1990 CDR-4, Oct 1989. 28 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"This is one in a series of reports documenting the content of the 1990 [U.S.] Census of Population and Housing. Each report in this series details the steps leading to the determination of the questions pertaining to a specific topic or topics asked in the 1990 census....This report documents the items on place of work and journey to work...."
Correspondence: U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Washington, D.C. 20402. 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 .

56:30762 New ERA (Kathmandu, Nepal). Fertility and mortality rates in Nepal. Jun 1986. x, 158 pp. Kathmandu, Nepal. In Eng.
These are the results of the 1984 Nepal Fertility and Mortality Survey, conducted by the private nonprofit organization New ERA for the National Commission on Population of Nepal. After a section describing survey methodology, sections are included on data quality and analysis, nuptiality, fertility, mortality, use of contraception, and awareness of and views toward contraception. Copies of survey questionnaires are provided.
Correspondence: New ERA, Maharajgunj, P.O. Box 722, Kathmandu, Nepal.

56:30763 Population Council (New York, New York). Ghana 1988: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 21, No. 4, Jul-Aug 1990. 236-40 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
Results from Ghana's 1988 Demographic and Health Survey are presented. Data are included on population characteristics, fertility trends, ideal family size, contraceptive use, knowledge of contraception, nuptiality, infant mortality, and child health and nutrition.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:30764 Population Council (New York, New York). Mexico 1987: results from the demographic and health survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 21, No. 3, May-Jun 1990. 181-5 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
Results from Mexico's 1987 National Survey on Fertility and Health are presented. Data are from 7,786 households and include population characteristics, fertility trends and preferences, contraceptive use, contraceptive knowledge, nuptiality, breast-feeding practices, infant mortality, and child health.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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