Volume 57 - Number 1 - Spring 1991

T. Machine-Readable Data Files (MRDF)

References to data of demographic interest that are stored in machine-readable form. All MRDFs coded under this heading are cross-referenced to specific subject categories as appropriate. Articles concerned with the availability of MRDFs are also included.

57:10804 Hill, Kenneth. PROJ3S--a computer program for population projections: diskettes and reference guide. ISBN 0-8213-1750-4. 1990. vi, 131 pp. World Bank, Population and Human Resources Department: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"This manual describes a personal computer program for making population projections. The program takes an initial age-sex distribution and projects it into the future for up to 75 years (in five-year steps), using fertility, mortality, and migration assumptions specified by the user. Backward projection is also possible. Detailed instructions for using the program are provided, and an appendix explains the formulas and algorithms used. The program runs on IBM-PC compatible machines with at least 512K RAM and at least one floppy disk drive. A math coprocessor allows the program to run significantly faster, but is not required. Diskettes are provided inside the front and back covers."
Correspondence: World Bank, Population and Human Resources Department, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20433. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:10805 Marx, Robert W. The Census Bureau's TIGER system. Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, Vol. 17, No. 1, Jan 1990. 17-113 pp. Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
This section includes nine papers by various authors on the TIGER system developed by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. TIGER, or Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing System, is an automated cartographic and geographic system developed to support the primary statistical programs of the United States. The papers describe how the system was developed, the major cartographic and geographic production operations it currently supports, operation schedules on which the 1990 census is relying to make its data more useful, and future plans for the system.
Correspondence: R. W. Marx, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Geography Division, Washington, D.C. 20233. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

57:10806 United Nations. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs (New York, New York). MortPak and MortPak-Lite upgrades: version 3.0 of the United Nations software packages for mortality measurement. No. ST/ESA/SER.A/117, Pub. Order No. E.90.XIII.7. ISBN 92-1-151191-7. 1990. iv, 78 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
This manual presents a new version of two software packages developed by the United Nations for demographic measurement in developing countries, with special emphasis on mortality measurement. "Version 3.0 of these packages incorporates an additional demographic application (for undertaking single-year population projections) and offers a number of interface enhancements to make the programs easier to use. This upgrade manual is written as a supplement to the already published MORTPAK and MORTPAK-LITE manuals...and must be used in conjunction with them. Chapters I and II of this manual are the two major reference sections."
For the original versions of these two software packages, introduced in 1988, see 54:20928 and 54:30803.
Correspondence: U.N. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Secretariat, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

57:10807 United Nations. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division (New York, New York). Demographic indicators, 1990 [MRDF]. 1990. New York, New York. In Eng.
"These are IBM-compatible or Apple Macintosh diskettes containing selected demographic indicators for countries, regions and major areas of the world. Estimates are presented for the 1950-85 period and the medium, high and low variant projections are presented for 1985-2025. Thirteen demographic indicators are given: total, female and urban populations; female population aged 15 to 49; population aged 65 and over; average annual rate of population growth; crude birth and death rates; total fertility rate; life expectancies at birth for males, females and both sexes combined; and the infant mortality rate. The data contained on these diskettes are a subset of those found on the United Nations magnetic tape, World Population Prospects 1990 [cited elsewhere in this issue] and fully described in the publication World Population Prospects 1990 to be published by the United Nations in 1991. Accompanying technical documentation is provided. Cost for either IBM-compatible or Apple Macintosh version is U.S.$100, payable to the United Nations."
For a previous dataset for 1988, see 55:40766.
Correspondence: Director, Population Division, United Nations, New York, NY 10017. Source: Producer's announcement.

57:10808 United Nations. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division (New York, New York). Sex and age, 1990 [MRDF]. 1990. New York, New York. In Eng.
"These are IBM-compatible or Apple Macintosh diskettes containing population by sex and age for countries, regions and major areas of the world. Estimates presented for the 1950-85 period and medium variant projections are presented for 1985-2025. The data contained on these diskettes are a subset of those found on the United Nations magnetic tape, World Population Prospects 1990 [cited elsewhere in this issue] and fully described in the publication Sex and Age Distributions of Population published by the United Nations in 1990. Accompanying technical documentation is provided. Cost for either IBM-compatible or Apple Macintosh version is U.S.$100 payable to the United Nations."
For a previous dataset for 1988, see 55:40767.
Correspondence: Director, Population Division, United Nations, New York, NY 10017. Source: Producer's announcement.

57:10809 United Nations. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division (New York, New York). World population prospects, 1990 [MRDF]. 1990. New York, New York. In Eng.
"This is an IBM standard label magnetic tape containing full results of the United Nations 1990 revision of its global demographic estimates and projections. For countries, regions and major areas, the data base contains demographic estimates for 1950-1985 and four variants of projections for 1985-2025 for all countries (with population size of 300,000 or more around 1985), regions and major areas of the world. The data are presented quinquennially. Estimates and projections have been prepared for population by sex and five-year age groups, population by sex and one-year age group (for ages 5-24 in 1985-2025), and 28 major demographic indicators. The data contained on the magnetic tape are fully described in the publication World Population Prospects 1990 to be published by the United Nations in 1991 and the publication Sex and Age Distributions of Population published by the United Nations in 1990. Accompanying technical documentation is provided. The cost for the magnetic tape, including documentation is U.S.$350, payable to the United Nations."
For a previous dataset for 1988, see 55:10813.
Correspondence: Director, Population Division, United Nations, New York, NY 10017. Source: Producer's announcement.


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