Volume 57 - Number 1 - Spring 1991

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.

57:10011 Chandra, Rajesh; Bryant, Jenny. Population of Fiji. South Pacific Commission Population Monograph, No. 1, ISBN 982-203-046-0. 1990. xiv, 258 pp. South Pacific Commission: Noumea, New Caledonia. In Eng.
The primary objective of this publication is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the population dynamics of Fiji. It consists of sixteen chapters by various authors on topics that include population size, growth, and composition; population and the economy; mortality trends and differentials; fertility trends and differentials; family planning; population projections; internal migration; urbanization; emigration; housing; law and population; food supplies and nutritional status; and population and development.
Correspondence: South Pacific Commission, Noumea, New Caledonia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:10012 Fosler, R. Scott; Alonso, William; Meyer, Jack A.; Kern, Rosemary. Demographic change and the American future. Pitt Series in Policy and Institutional Studies, ISBN 0-8229-3638-0. LC 89-40586. 1990. viii, 280 pp. University of Pittsburgh Press: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In Eng.
This book consists of four separate papers prepared for the Committee for Economic Development on the implications of projected U.S. population trends for public policy. The papers examine the implications of current demographic trends, the importance of demographic factors for the U.S. population, the economic and social implications of demographic change, and political and institutional implications of demographic change. "The purpose of this volume is to examine both the growing stresses and the opportunities for action, and to consider their policy implications."
Correspondence: University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:10013 Hu, Huan Yong. A collection of Huang Yong Hu's writings on population geography. [Hu Huan Yong renkou di li xuan ji.] ISBN 7-5005-0844-1. 1990. 677 pp. China Financial and Economic Press: Beijing, China. In Chi.
This is a collection of 32 studies by the author on aspects of population geography in China. The topics covered include the history of population development in China, the relationship between population distribution and agricultural development, population density and policy issues, the history of the study of population in China, population and the economy, the relationship between population distribution and economic and agricultural zoning, regional population, and population projections.
Correspondence: China Financial and Economic Press, 8 East Daifesi Avenue, Beijing East Region, China. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:10014 Kelsall, Keith. Population in Britain in the 1990s and beyond. Rev. ed. ISBN 0-948080-25-6. 1989. 171 pp. Trentham Books: Stoke-on-Trent, England. In Eng.
This is a revised edition of a handbook on Great Britain's population, first published in 1967. The author surveys trends since the early 1800s, discussing data sources, fertility, mortality, and internal and international migration. This edition covers recent developments and presents projections to 2025. It also includes comparisons with other countries and discusses the implications of projected changes.
Correspondence: Trentham Books Limited, 151 Etruria Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5NS, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:10015 Lombardo, Enzo. The Italians in figures: how many were there, how many are there, and how many will there be in the future. [Gli Italiani in cifre: quanti eravamo, quanti siamo, quanti saremo.] Biblioteca di Cultura, No. 166, ISBN 88-221-0619-9. LC 90-161829. 1989. ix, 197 pp. La Nuova Italia: Florence, Italy. In Ita.
This is a general introduction to the demography of Italy. Chapters are included on the history of demography; population growth in Italy; population distribution by age, sex, and geographic area; fertility and mortality as components of natural increase; the analysis of fertility; the analysis of mortality; population aging and fertility decline; family characteristics and family planning; and migration and the foreign population in Italy.
Correspondence: La Nuova Italia, Via Codignoia, 50018 Cassellina di Scandicci, Florence, Italy. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

57:10016 Puri, S. R.; Aggarwal, R. K. Census of India 1981. A portrait of population: Haryana. LC 88-905797. [1988]. viii, 168 pp. Directorate of Census Operations: Chandigarh, India; Controller of Publications: Delhi, India. In Eng.
This is one in a series of publications that provide a general introduction to the population dynamics of each of the states of India using data from the 1981 census. This report concerns the state of Haryana and includes chapters on rural and urban population, sex distribution, literacy, language, religion, scheduled castes and tribes, employment, fertility, and migration.
Correspondence: Controller of Publications, Civil Lines, Delhi, 110 054, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:10017 Starchenkov, G. I. The population of the Turkish republic: a demographic-economic description. [Naselenie turetskoi respubliki: demografo-ekonomicheskii ocherk.] ISBN 5-02-016948-X. 1990. 170 pp. Nauka: Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
Demographic trends in Turkey since the 1920s are reviewed. The representativeness of the national censuses and other surveys is assessed, and the government's population policy is described. Chapters are included on trends in population growth, sex and age distribution, migration and territorial distribution, changes in the reproductive behavior of the family, nationalities, and resources and ecology of the human environment.
Correspondence: Nauka, Uvetnoi Bul'var 21, Moscow K-51, 103051, USSR. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

57:10018 Volkov, A. G. Demographic processes in the USSR. [Demograficheskie protsessy v SSSR.] ISBN 5-02-013322-1. 1990. 212 pp. Nauka: Moscow, USSR. In Rus. with sum. in Eng.
This is a collection of articles by different authors on demographic processes in the USSR. Sections are included on nuptiality, fertility, and family development; mortality; and the 1937 census.
Correspondence: Nauka, Profsoyuznaya ul. 90, B-485, 117864 GSP-7, Moscow, USSR. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:10019 Volpi, Roberto. The history of the Italian population from unification to the present day. [Storia della popolazione italiana dall'unita a oggi.] Biblioteca di Cultura, No. 167, ISBN 88-221-0710-1. LC 90-180290. 1990. vii, 245 pp. La Nuova Italia: Florence, Italy. In Ita.
Italian population changes over the last century are analyzed in the context of global population trends. Chapters are included on the demographic transition, mortality and society, the period of large-scale emigration, fertility trends, the war and the postwar period, Fascism and population, postwar reconstruction, population characteristics on the eve of the economic miracle, the years of spatial redistribution, mortality trends, changes in marriage and the family, and the demographic recession.
Correspondence: La Nuova Italia, Via Codignola, 50018 Casselina di Scandicci, Florence, Italy. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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.

57:10020 Anderson, Barbara A.; Silver, Brian D. Growth and diversity of the population of the Soviet Union. In: World population: approaching the year 2000, edited by Samuel H. Preston. Jul 1990. 155-77 pp. Sage Publications: Newbury Park, California/London, England. In Eng.
This article examines current demographic trends in the USSR, with a focus on ethnic diversity. It "examines official Soviet statistics for the period 1959 to 1989 to illustrate some of the risks in describing Soviet demographic behavior. Is fertility in the Soviet Union high or low? Answer: both. Is the Soviet population growing rapidly or slowly? Answer: both. The changing ethnic composition of the population of the USSR as a whole reflects large differences in growth rates of ethnic groups; the changing composition of the USSR by region also reflects differences in migration by ethnic group."
Correspondence: B. A. Anderson, University of Michigan, Department of Sociology, Population Studies Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

57:10021 Blum, Alain. The rediscovery of the history of the USSR (1930-1945). [Redecouverte de l'histoire de l'URSS (1930-1945).] Population et Societes, No. 253, Jan 1991. [4] pp. Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques [INED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
The author summarizes information that has recently been made available concerning the population dynamics of the USSR from 1930 to 1945. The focus is on how the data that were collected was not made generally available for political reasons.
Correspondence: Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques, 27 rue du Commandeur, 75675 Paris Cedex 14, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:10022 Bozhkov, Todor. Measuring the level of demographic development in the territorial systems of Bulgaria. [Izmervane ravnishcheto na demografskoto razvitie na teritorialnite sistemi v NR Balgariya.] Naselenie, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1988. 58-78 pp. Sofia, Bulgaria. In Bul. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The author introduces a concept for measuring regional population dynamics which he calls "the level of demographic development in the territorial systems". This indicator is developed using multidimensional analysis based on taxonomic methods. It is applied to the analysis of regional demographic trends in Bulgaria from 1975 to 1986.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:10023 Breznik, Dusan. The population of Kosovo. Yugoslav Survey, Vol. 30, No. 4, 1989. 3-28 pp. Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In Eng.
Population dynamics in Kosovo, an autonomous region of the Yugoslav Republic of Serbia, are analyzed over the past 100 years. Sections are included on past trends; natural increase; fertility; life expectancy and mortality; migration; changes in population characteristics, including age, economic activity, and ethnic groups; and population projections to 2021.
Correspondence: D. Breznik, Narodnog Fronta 45, Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

57:10024 Chandrasekhar, S. The population of Mauritius: fact, problem and policy. ISBN 0-9609080-5-6. LC 89-64323. 1990. 95 pp. Population Review Books: La Jolla, California. In Eng.
This is an introduction to the study of the population dynamics of Mauritius. It includes chapters on the history of Mauritius, 1500-1985, with special reference to the immigration of indentured laborers from India from 1834 to 1910; the growth and characteristics of population, 1767-1987; and a select bibliography of Mauritius, focusing on Indian immigration and population problems.
Correspondence: Population Review Books, P.O. Box 8093, La Jolla, CA 92038. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

57:10025 Gauthier, Herve. Some new demographic conditions. [Des conditions demographiques nouvelles.] Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'Etudes Canadiennes, Vol. 23, No. 4, Winter 1988. 16-36 pp. Peterborough, Canada. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
The author reviews recent demographic trends in the Canadian province of Quebec and notes that, although mortality and fertility are both down to record levels, the province has a positive migration balance. "A decrease in total population is a possibility, but it could be more or less important depending on the level at which fertility stabilizes. Age structure will be modified substantially: up to two aged for one young, in one of the scenarios, instead of a ratio of two young for one aged, as is the case now. Without any doubt, labour force growth will be changed, since the increase in participation rates could not compensate the preponderant impact of the demographic factor for over a very long period of time. While there are more and more concerns over the long-term effects of low fertility, increased immigration seems to be favoured, at least for the time being."
Correspondence: H. Gauthier, Bureau de la Statistique du Quebec, 117 rue Saint-Andre, Quebec, Quebec G1K 3Y3, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

57:10026 Greenhalgh, Susan. Population studies in China: privileged past, anxious future. Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, No. 24, Jul 1990. 357-84 pp. Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
This paper attempts to summarize current population research being conducted in China's demographic institutes. The data are from the author's travels in China and a questionnaire survey conducted by mail in 1987. The author suggests that demography's relatively privileged status over the past decade stems principally from its focus upon the information needed to formulate the country's population control policies.
Correspondence: S. Greenhalgh, Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: World Bank, Joint Bank-Fund Library, Washington, D.C.

57:10027 Menken, Jane; Phillips, James F. Population change in a rural area of Bangladesh, 1967-87. In: World population: approaching the year 2000, edited by Samuel H. Preston. Jul 1990. 87-101 pp. Sage Publications: Newbury Park, California/London, England. In Eng.
"The Matlab subdistrict of Bangladesh is unique in the developing world in the extent of demographic data available over a long time period, during which a serious famine occurred and a family planning program that employed village women as home visitors was introduced within the context of maternal and child health services. These data demonstrate that fertility in this population is well below the maximum biologically feasible, primarily due to the long and intense breast-feeding practiced, that seasonality of births is pronounced, and that fertility drops in response to drastic food shortage. Sex differences in mortality favor males, but during famine the disparity was reduced. Despite arguments that family planning programs are ineffective and use resources that could be applied in areas more relevant to development, the Matlab family planning program has led to both reduced fertility and reduced mortality and may be changing the status and roles of women."
Correspondence: J. Menken, University of Pennsylvania, Population Studies Center, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

57:10028 Nguema Mebane, Jean N. An overview of the demographic situation in Gabon in 1990: major trends. [Apercu de la situation demographique du Gabon en 1990: les grandes tendances.] LC 90-209107. Nov 1989. [17] pp. Ministere de la Planification du Developpement et de l'Economie, Direction Generale de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques: Libreville, Gabon. In Fre.
A review of current demographic trends in Gabon is presented based on official data. Separate chapters are included on demographic trends in urban and rural areas.
Correspondence: Ministere de la Planification du Developpement et de l'Economie, Direction Generale de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques, Presidence de la Republique, B.P. No. 2081, Libreville, Gabon. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

57:10029 Palloni, Alberto. Fertility and mortality decline in Latin America. In: World population: approaching the year 2000, edited by Samuel H. Preston. Jul 1990. 126-44 pp. Sage Publications: Newbury Park, California/London, England. In Eng.
"During the twentieth century the population of Latin America has undergone three momentous shifts. One of these affected mortality, and the other two involved marital and general fertility. Different countries, however, experienced these shifts at different times and with different intensities. As a consequence, the patterns of population growth are very diverse and difficult to classify. In this article an attempt is made to construct a typology of population trends in Latin America by identifying similarities and differences in the levels, patterns, and changes of fertility and mortality. The typology is used to review the most important macro and micro determinants of the observed population trends."
Correspondence: A. Palloni, University of Wisconsin, Center for Demography and Ecology, 4412 Social Science Building, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1393. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

57:10030 Scherbov, Sergei; Lutz, Wolfgang. Regional population patterns in the Soviet Union: scenarios to the year 2050. In: Future demographic trends in Europe and North America: what can we assume today? edited by Wolfgang Lutz. 1991. 421-49 pp. Academic Press: San Diego, California/London, England; International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis [IIASA]: Laxenburg, Austria. In Eng.
Regional population trends in the USSR are analyzed by individual republic. "This chapter has two parts: first, we analyze trends in age-specific fertility rates in the Soviet Republics since 1959, the extent of family limitation, and trends in sex-, age-, and cause-specific mortality rates since 1969. In the second part, we define three scenarios of future fertility and mortality trends (with some assumptions on migration) based on the alternatives of convergence or continued diversity in fertility and mortality. Finally, we discuss the impact of these scenarios on the future distribution of the Soviet population until the year 2050."
Correspondence: S. Scherbov, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Population Program, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:10031 Schmid, Josef. Demographic conditions: population growth in the third world. [Die demographische Falle: Bevoklerungswachstum in der Dritten Welt.] Universitas, Vol. 45, No. 4, Apr 1990. 354-63 pp. Stuttgart, Germany, Federal Republic of. In Ger.
The problem of rapid population growth in developing countries is discussed. Some of the topics considered include the time needed for a population to double in size, urbanization, family planning, and the relationship between population growth and economic development.
Correspondence: J. Schmid, Universitat Bamberg, Lehrstuhl fur Bevolkerungswissenschaft, Postfach 15 49, 8600 Bamberg, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

57:10032 Stokowski, Franciszek. Development of the population of Masovia, Podlasie, and Kurpie during the four decades of people's Poland. [Rozwoj ludnosci Mazowsza, Podlasia i Kurpi w okresie 40-lecia Polski Ludowej.] Biuletyn IGS, Vol. 28, No. 3-4, 1985. 308-25 pp. Warsaw, Poland. In Pol. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
"The author has attempted [an] analysis of the changes in the level of population of one of the historically shaped regions of Poland, which is the territory of Masovia, Podlasie and Kurpie during the post war period. The analysis is completed by presentation of the volume of war time losses of the population of the region based upon the statistics by the occupation authorities as well as the data of Summary Consensus of February 1946."
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:10033 Tabutin, Dominique. Population growth in Africa: current situation and future prospects. [La croissance demographique de l'Afrique: bilan et perspectives.] Revue Tiers-Monde, Vol. 32, No. 125, Jan-Mar 1991. 159-73 pp. Paris, France. In Fre.
Current demographic trends in Africa are reviewed. The characteristics of population growth in Africa are first compared with those for other regions of the world. The author then examines the specifics of African fertility, nuptiality, mortality, and migration. The author concludes that although population pressures are not the cause of Africa's lack of development, they do pose a major obstacle to successful future development.
Correspondence: D. Tabutin, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Institut de Demographie, Place Montesquieu 1, Boite 17, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

57:10034 United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa [ECA]. Population Division. Population Information Network for Africa [POPIN-AFRICA] (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). African population profile: a chartbook. [Profil de la population africaine: representation graphique.] 2nd ed. 1990. 23 pp. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In Eng; Fre.
This booklet presents demographic data for Africa in graphic form together with explanatory texts. Information is included on population characteristics, socioeconomic characteristics, and perceptions of population growth and policies.
For the first edition, published in 1984, see 50:30046.
Correspondence: U.N. Economic Commission for Africa, Population Division, Population Information Network for Africa, Coordinating Unit, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:10035 Weiss, Wolfgang; Blauschmidt, Carolyn. On the population dynamics of the municipalities in the northern districts of the GDR using the example of the county of Waren. [Zur Bevolkerungsdynamik de Gemeinden in den Norbezirken der DDR am Beispiel des Kreises Waren.] Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen, Vol. 134, No. 3, 1990. 189-92 pp. Gotha, German Democratic Republic. In Ger. with sum. in Eng; Rus.
The 1,200 municipalities of the northern districts of the German Democratic Republic are standardized according to selected demographic characteristics using cluster analysis. Groups of municipalities with favorable or unfavorable population dynamics are identified. A representative county for the region is described.
Correspondence: W. Weiss, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universitat, Rechenzentrum, Ludwig-Jahn-Strasse 15 a, 2200 Greifswald, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SG).

57:10036 Zlotnikov, A. G. The demographic situation in the Gomel region (the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident). [Demograficheskaya situatsiya v Gomel'skoi oblasti (posledstviya avarii na ChAES).] Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniya, No. 10, 1990. 104-9 pp. Moscow, USSR. In Rus.
The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear accident on the neighboring Gomel region of the Belorussian Republic is assessed. Data are primarily from the 1979 and 1989 censuses. The analysis shows a decline in the region's population growth, a decline in fertility, and an increase in abortion.
Location: Princeton University Library (PR).


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