Volume 56 - Number 4 - Winter 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.

56:40024 Couet, Christine; Court, Yves. The demographic situation in 1988: population change. [La situation demographique en 1988: mouvement de la population.] INSEE Resultats: Demographie-Societe, No. 3-4, ISBN 2-11-065381-7. Jul 1990. 255 pp. Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques [INSEE]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This report presents a selection of demographic data concerning France in 1988. The data are divided into sections on population, including vital statistics, growth rates, total population, age and sex distribution, and marital status; marriage; divorce; recognition of illegitimate children; births; abortions; deaths; monthly data; and migration. A selection of data are presented by department and region, in addition to some international data. Appendixes describe the French vital statistics system and the methodology used to calculate the major indicators.
For the 1987 report, see 55:30036.
Correspondence: Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, 18 boulevard Adolphe Pinard, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40025 Mou, Qi. Chinese population: Henan province. [Zhongguo renkou: Henan fence.] ISBN 7-5005-0577-9. Jul 1989. 419 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. This volume provides demographic as well as some socioeconomic information on Henan province, with the main focus on the period since 1949. Topics covered include geography, socioeconomic development, fertility, mortality, nuptiality, migration, family planning, and population policy. Data are mainly from the 1953, 1964, and 1982 population censuses and the 1982 1-in-1,000 fertility survey.
For volumes concerning other provinces, see elsewhere in this issue and also 56:30018, 30019, 30022, and 30025.
Correspondence: China Financial and Economic Press, 8 East Daifei Avenue, Beijing East Region, China. Location: Princeton University Library (Gest).

56:40026 New Zealand Planning Council (Wellington, New Zealand). Diversity and change: regional populations in New Zealand. Population Monitoring Group Report, No. 5, ISBN 0-908601-60-3. Apr 1989. 132 pp. Wellington, New Zealand. In Eng.
This report concerns regional population trends in New Zealand. The first section summarizes national population trends. The second analyzes the dynamics of regional population change, with subsections on the components of population growth, fertility and mortality, migration, age and sex distribution, labor supply and employment, and projections up to 2011. The third section looks at policy implications of these trends.
Correspondence: New Zealand Planning Council, PO Box 5066, Wellington, New Zealand. Location: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, Paris, France.

56:40027 Nunez, Hernan J.; Linares de Rodriguez, Mireya; Bidegain, Gabriel; Cabreras, Irene. Demographic trends in Venezuela and the Central Occidental Region (1873-1981). [Evolucion demografica en Venezuela y la Region Centro Occidental (1873-1981).] 1988. 135 pp. Instituto Latinoamericano de Investigaciones Sociales [ILDIS]: Quito, Ecuador; Fundacion para el Desarrollo de la Region Centro Occidental de Venezuela [FUDECO]: Caracas, Venezuela. In Spa.
Demographic trends in the Central Occidental Region of Venezuela from 1873 to 1981 are analyzed. The report also describes population growth in Latin America and Venezuela in general and considers the relationship between population and socioeconomic development. Chapters are included on rural-urban population trends and rural-urban migration and on future prospects. Extensive statistical data are included in appendixes to the report. (To obtain this document from CELADE, refer to Document No. DOCPAL 13822.00.).
Correspondence: Instituto Latinoamericano de Investigaciones Sociales, Casilla 367-A, Quito, Ecuador. Location: U.N. Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia, Santiago, Chile.

56:40028 Xiong, Yingwu. Chinese population: Heilongjiang province. [Zhongguo renkou: Heilongjiang fence.] ISBN 7-5005-0256-7. Apr 1989. 450 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. This volume analyzes population trends in Heilongjiang province and is mainly concerned with the period since 1949. Topics covered include the geography of the province, fertility, mortality, migration, urbanization, age and sex distribution, nuptiality, family planning, and population policy. Data are mainly from the 1953, 1964, and 1982 population censuses and the 1982 1-in-1,000 fertility survey.
For volumes concerning other provinces, see elsewhere in this issue and also 56:30018, 30019, 30022, and 30025.
Correspondence: China Financial and Economic Press, 8 East Daifei Avenue, Beijing East Region, China. Location: Princeton University Library (Gest).

56:40029 Zhou, Qiyu. Chinese population: Yunnan province. [Zhongguo renkou: Yunnan fence.] ISBN 7-5005-0490-X. Nov 1989. 563 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. This volume examines population trends in Yunnan province and is primarily concerned with the period since 1949. Topics covered include social, economic, and geographic conditions of the province; and fertility, mortality, nuptiality, migration, minority nationalities, family planning, and population policy. Data are mainly from the 1953, 1964, and 1982 population censuses and the 1982 1-in-1,000 fertility survey.
For volumes concerning other provinces, see elsewhere in this issue and also 56:30018, 30019, 30022, and 30025.
Correspondence: China Financial and Economic Press, 8 East Daifei 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.

56:40030 Barrett, Richard E. Seasonality in vital processes in a traditional Chinese population: births, deaths, and marriages in colonial Taiwan, 1906-1942. Modern China, Vol. 16, No. 2, Apr 1990. 190-225 pp. Newbury Park, California. In Eng.
This is an exploratory analysis of seasonal variations in fertility, mortality, and marriage in Taiwan from 1906 to 1943 based on data from Japanese colonial records, primarily household registers. Comparisons are made with Japan and China. The results indicate that "the seasonality of vital events is a curious mix of custom, conscious planning and natural cycles."
Correspondence: R. E. Barrett, University of Illinois, Department of Sociology, 326 Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801. Location: Princeton University Library (Gest).

56:40031 Bencherifa, Abdellatif. Demography and cultural ecology of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco: some new hypotheses. Mountain Research and Development, Vol. 8, No. 4, Nov 1988. 309-13 pp. Boulder, Colorado. In Eng. with sum. in Fre; Ger.
The hypothesis is developed that the concentration of population in the mountains of Morocco is due to the existence of considerable resources in the region, and not because of its attraction as a place of refuge. The need to include the mountain region in today's development process is stressed.
Correspondence: A. Bencherifa, Faculte des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Geography Department, Rabat, Morocco. Location: Princeton University Library (SZ).

56:40032 Bhat, P. N. Mari; Rajan, S. Irudaya. Demographic transition in Kerala revisited. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 25, No. 35-36, Sep 1-8, 1990. 1,957-80 pp. Bombay, India. In Eng.
"Many competing hypotheses about Kerala's demographic transition have flourished and remained untested for long. This article undertakes a thorough review of demographic trends in Kerala by a careful scrutiny of evidence presented by various data sources. By employing a quantitative approach and using data for districts in and around Kerala, the authors test some of the hypotheses put forward to explain the shift in levels of birth and death rates. The article also briefly discusses the implications of the current declines for the future of the Kerala economy and assesses the prospects for a similar change elsewhere in India." The results indicate that "female literacy emerges...as the single most important factor in explaining the demographic transition in Kerala."
Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

56:40033 Cliquet, R. L. Population research in and about Flanders between 1945 and 1983. In: National population bibliography of Flanders 1945-1983, edited by M. Devisch and D. Vanderstappen. 1990. xvi-xxxv pp. Centrum voor Bevolkings- en Gezinsstudien [CBGS]: Brussels, Belgium. In Eng.
This is intended as a brief overview of population research conducted in or about the Flemish region of Belgium since World War II. It is based on an analysis of the bibliography published in the book in which this piece is included.
Correspondence: R. L. Cliquet, Centrum voor Bevolkings- en Gezinsstudien, Markiesstraat 1, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40034 Dordevic, Zivota; Rasevic, Mirjana. Problems of development and reproduction of population in the Serbian Republic. [Problemi razvoja i reprodukcije stanovnistva u SR Srbiji.] Statisticka Revija, Vol. 38, No. 3-4, 1988. 184-91 pp. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In Scr.
Population trends in the Serbian Republic of Yugoslavia over the period 1880-1981 are reviewed. Data are included on trends in fertility, mortality, and natural increase for Serbia and its autonomous regions. Population projections up to 2021 are presented. The problems caused by different rates of growth of the various population groups are discussed, and appropriate population policies are outlined.
Correspondence: Z. Dordevic, Ekonomski Institut, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40035 Hubert, Michel. Forty years of demographic trends in the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic. [40 ans d'evolution demographique en RFA et RDA.] Allemagnes d'Aujourd'hui, No. 109-110, Jul-Dec 1989. 156-85 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
A comparative analysis of population dynamics in East and West Germany since the end of World War II is presented. The author notes that immediately after the war, East Germany lost population through migration, whereas West Germany had to absorb large numbers of immigrants, primarily refugees from the East. Both states experienced significant fertility declines during the 1960s but chose different ways to cope: East Germany by developing a pro-natalist family policy and West Germany by encouraging immigration.
Correspondence: M. Hubert, 23 quai le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

56:40036 Hull, Terence H. First results of Viet Nam's 1989 census. Population Today, Vol. 18, No. 10, Oct 1990. 6-8 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
Some preliminary results based on a five-percent sample of households from the 1989 census of Viet Nam are presented. They concern fertility, marital status, and infant and child mortality.
Correspondence: T. H. Hull, Australian National University, Department of Political and Social Change, GPO 4, Canberra 2601, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40037 Kuwait. Central Statistical Office (Safat, Kuwait). Major demographic features of the population of Kuwait. Research Studies on Population 1985 Census Analysis, No. 1, 1987. 35 pp. Safat, Kuwait. In Eng.
Demographic trends in Kuwait are reviewed based on results of the 1985 census. The characteristics of the Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti population are analyzed separately. They include age distribution, sex distribution, marital status, literacy and educational status, and labor force characteristics.
Correspondence: Central Statistical Office, Ministry of Planning, P.O. Box 26188, Safat, Kuwait. Location: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, Paris, France.

56:40038 Laurent, Philippe. The demographic decline in the European Community. [Il declino demografico dell'Europa comunitaria.] Civilta Cattolica, Vol. 141, No. 3353, Mar 3, 1990. 468-78 pp. Rome, Italy. In Ita.
The author summarizes the current demographic situation in the 12 countries of the European Community. He concludes that the aging of the population, the lack of continued natural increase, and the increasing pressure from those wishing to immigrate into the Community will require the development of new government policies and a change in the attitude of the Catholic church toward demographic issues.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

56:40039 Lyck, Lise. Greenland's population and economy. Population Review, Vol. 34, No. 1-2, Jan-Dec 1990. 45-52 pp. La Jolla, California. In Eng.
Economic development and population characteristics of Greenland are discussed in light of the political changes that have occurred since the introduction of home rule in 1979. Changes in population size, spatial distribution, birth and death rates, and migration patterns are described.
Correspondence: L. Lyck, Copenhagen School of Economics and Administration, Institute of Economics, Nansensgade, 1366 Copenhagen K., Denmark. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40040 Maung, M. Ismael K. Estimates of Burma's mortality, age structure, and fertility, 1973-83. Papers of the East-West Population Institute, No. 116, ISBN 0-86638-128-7. LC 90-39481. Jun 1990. vii, 66 pp. East-West Center, Population Institute: Honolulu, Hawaii. In Eng.
"This study has used data from two national postwar censuses, taken in 1973 and 1983, and an appropriate set of modern demographic estimation techniques to assess Burma's [Myanmar] contemporary demographic features at national and regional levels. Specifically, it has derived plausible and consistent estimates of fertility levels and trends; infant, child, and general mortality; life expectancy at birth; singulate mean age at marriage; and the degree of fertility control practiced by Burmese couples. The results indicate that the [country] achieved a remarkable decline in mortality, particularly of child mortality, in a short span of time. In contrast, an apparent fertility decline, suggested by a marginal fall in the proportion under 10 years of age observed in the 1983 census age distribution, is spurious....There is no basis for assuming a change in the reproductive behavior of couples....Burma's highlands have low population density and low growth rates, whereas the lowlands have high population density and high growth rates. This regional demographic pattern is likely to persist in the absence of speedy economic and technological development and the extension of public health and medical services to all rural areas."
Correspondence: East-West Center, East-West Population Institute, 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40041 Monnier, Alain. The current European demographic situation. [Actualite demographique europeenne.] Population et Societes, No. 250, Oct 1990. 4 pp. Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
The author reviews current demographic trends in Europe in light of the recent political changes that have occurred. Trends in migration, fertility, induced abortion, and mortality are addressed. Particular attention is given to recent trends in Sweden.
Correspondence: A. Monnier, Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40042 Morocco. Direction de la Statistique. Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Demographiques (Rabat, Morocco). Moroccan demography: data sources and characteristics of population trends. [Demographie marocaine: sources des donnees et caracteristiques d'evolution.] Aug 1990. iv, 73 pp. Rabat, Morocco. In Fre.
This report first describes the sources of demographic data in Morocco, including censuses, vital statistics, and surveys. It then covers population changes from 1960 to 1982, including trends in urbanization and household characteristics. The final section examines population characteristics, including age distribution, fertility, mortality, and migration and spatial distribution.
Correspondence: Direction de la Statistique, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Demographiques, B.P. 178, Charii Maa El Ainain, Rabat, Morocco. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40043 Nunez, Hernan J.; Linares de Rodriguez, Mireya; Bidegain, Gabriel. The demographic transition in Venezuela and the Central Occidental Region (1787-1986). [Transicion demografica en Venezuela y la Region Centro Occidental (1787-1986).] 1988. 98 pp. Instituto Latinoamericano de Investigaciones Sociales [ILDIS]: Quito, Ecuador; Fundacion para el Desarrollo de la Region Centro Occidental de Venezuela [FUDECO]: Caracas, Venezuela. In Spa.
The demographic transition in Venezuela from 1787 to 1986 is analyzed, concentrating on the Central Occidental Region. Chapters are included on the quality of the available demographic data in Venezuela; mortality and fertility trends in Latin America, Venezuela, and the Central Occidental Region; the demographic transition; and future prospects for population growth. (To obtain this document from CELADE, refer to Document No. DOCPAL 13821.00.).
Correspondence: Instituto Latinoamericano de Investigaciones Sociales, Casilla 367-A, Quito, Ecuador. Location: U.N. Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia, Santiago, Chile.

56:40044 Partida Bush, Virgilio. The volume, age structure, and rate of growth of the population of Mexico. [El volumen, la estructura por edad y el ritmo de crecimiento de la poblacion de Mexico.] Revista Mexicana de Sociologia, Vol. 52, No. 1, Jan-Mar 1990. 223-46 pp. Mexico City, Mexico. In Spa.
The author analyzes the effects of levels and trends in fertility, mortality, and migration in Mexico during the period 1950-1985 on the volume, growth rate, and age structure of the population. In addition, the future consequences of recent demographic trends are considered, with a focus on the demand for primary education, the size of the economically active population, household size and structure, and the need for medical services.
Correspondence: V. Partida Bush, Colegio de Mexico, Camino al Ajusco 20, 10740 Mexico DF, Mexico. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

56:40045 Villa, Miguel. The Chilean population: population trends during the period 1950-1985 and projections up to the the beginning of the twenty-first century. [La poblacion chilena: dinamica demografica del periodo 1950-1985 y su proyeccion hacia comienzos del siglo XXI.] Aug 1988. 86 pp. PEDNA: Santiago, Chile. In Spa.
This report is in two parts. The first analyzes demographic trends in Chile from 1950 to 1985. The second attempts some projections concerning population size, distribution, and characteristics up to the first few decades of the twenty-first century. (To obtain this document from CELADE, refer to Document No. DOCPAL 13944.00.).
Location: U.N. Centro Latinoamericano de Demografia, Santiago, Chile.


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